Lessons in Life with Sarah Reeves

Over the Christmas we all overdosed on Mariah Carey’s classic seasonal hit, so 2022 is the perfect time to start expanding our playlist. In steps the beautiful Sarah Reeves. 

The long-time recording artist has chosen 2021 to be the year she decides to make merry, and has just released her classic-in-the-making, The More The Merrier EP. “I’ve always wanted to make a classic Christmas album.” Sarah Reeves reflects on the process with a smile. “I’m so happy we made it. It’s everything I was hoping it would be.”

Over the years, Reeves has gathered well over 900,000 monthly listeners on Spotify, and released four albums since 2009, each more beloved than the last. The success of 2020’s Life, Love & Madness clearly spurred her on to create More The Merrier. “After releasing a full length album in 2020, this year I knew it was the year for Christmas!” 

Sarah Reeves signed her first record deal at the tender age of 18. “I started making music at a very young age… after signing my first record deal I quickly saw my dreams unfolding,” However, it wasn’t always plain sailing for the recording artist. “After a few years, that journey came to a halt and I realised that overnight success isn’t reality.” Refusing to be defeated, Reeves instead decided to see this as an opportunity to learn and grow, and soon came back stronger than ever. “I slowly started re-building, growing and working hard. I signed a second record deal in my 20s and since then have understood the importance of embracing the process.”

Process seems to be the name of the game with Sarah Reeves. “My music has definitely evolved over the years, since I started so young. As a human I’ve changed, and as an artist I let my art change with me. There are different colours that I paint with. There are different expressions, layers and seasons, but they all come from my own experience. I listen to all genres of music, so I naturally allow myself to create and swerve in and out of all the lanes that I love.”

But it’s not just musically that Sarah Reeves has grown. She has learnt valuable lessons over the years as well. “The first lesson is simple, but powerful; to be grateful in every season. My human nature is to complain, compare and always desire more than what I have. But choosing to see the good and how far I’ve come in my journey – gratitude is powerful.” Reeves reflects, then continues. “The second lesson is to value people over the job. Building relationships, showing appreciation to my team that work so hard behind the scenes, engaging with fans on social media or shows, stopping in the hallway on tour to say thank you to the security guard who’s been sitting at the door all night to make sure we are safe. Being an artist, it’s tempting to be self-centred but I always remind myself that I wouldn’t be here today without all the people around me helping to make it happen.”

Now, let’s get on to today’s hot topic; namely, Christmas! Sarah Reeves is, of course, excited for the season. “My husband and I love to find the old Christmas vinyls and start playing them around the holidays at our house. Our go to’s are Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. There’s not just one song, it’s just that classic sound that brings us all the nostalgia.”

It’s not just the music, though. “Waking up to the smell of cinnamon rolls. Turning on the Christmas music and starting the fire. Mimosas and brunch, presents and family. Good food and good company. Snow outside would put the cherry on top even though it doesn’t snow much where I’m from! It’s all the little things that make Christmas perfect.”

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