Paulson - Word To The World
by Paul M. Carhart
Originally published in The Lighthouse Electronic
One safe assumption that can be made about the music of Sara Paulson
is that you probably won't hear it on your local alternative rock
station. In fact, if there is any one word to use in describing
her latest release, Word to the World, it is "churchy."
adult-contemporary album, Word benefits from the tried and
true formulas that have been perfected by Twila Paris, Sandy
Patti and even a young Amy Grant. Indeed, this album
has a timeless quality that is very reminiscent of Grant's Straight
Ahead or Unguarded projects.
of the material on Word is very encouraging and even downright
worshipful. The music is your standard Nashville fare consisting
of the usual guitar, bass, drums, and piano combinations... which
is not necessarily a slight. In fact, because much of the music
remains in the background, Paulson's voice is allowed to soar and
the message is brought to the forefront. No guitar solos here, however
Paulson's voice suits this worshipful style well and it is evident
through her performances that she is in her element.
in all, Sara Paulson's Word to the World is a pleasant listen,
reminding us believers many things that we very well may have forgotten
during our busy lives.
fact, it is nice to know that during this time of growth in the
Christian music "industry" when every other new artist seems to
be trying to "cross over" and taking "the message" to "them," that
there is still at least one new artist who has a heart for ministry
within the church.