Sarah Téibo – Keep Walking Album
Multiple award winning singer/ songwriter, Sarah Téibo has been pushing the boundaries since her entry into the UK Gospel scene late 2015 with her debut single ‘Steal My Joy’, which was quickly followed by her debut album ‘Walk With Me’ unveiled at London’s 606 Jazz Club in May 2016. This bagged her a MOBO nomination for Best Gospel in the same year and the gong for Best Album 2017 at the prestigious Premier Gospel Awards, UK.
Following her breakout debut release, Sarah has travelled the UK, Europe and Africa captivating audiences with her live performances in festivals, gospel events, conferences, as well as selling out her own headline gigs at London’s Hard Rock Cafe twice in 2017. In addition to collaborating with fellow UK Gospel heavy weights including MOBO winners Triple O, Lurine Cato and Volney Morgan & New Ye, she has also worked alongside some American Gospel icons such as Charles Jenkins, The Walls Group, Daniel Johnson, as well as Lisa McClendon and Fred Hammond who both feature on her sophomore album ‘Keep Walking’.
The album opens up with the lead single that was released in February. “Like a Child” features Tehillah Daniel and The Voice UK artist Jason Nicholson-Porter in this upbeat funky track. The theme is fairly simple, it’s about trusting God, we don’t know what’s ahead, we don’t know why He allows the things He does but we trust Him as our Father. This is clearly one of Sarah’s favourite tracks as she includes a remix on the album as the last track, mind you she was working with one of her favourite artists, Fred Hammond! The album’s title track is up next, and from the opening sweep of the harp, backed by bass and guitar, you know that this slower number is just going to be a pure encouragement. Sarah’s vocals really shine on this lyrically fairly simple track.
On “Walk With Me” Sarah worked with rapper Triple O, and on “Safe in You” she turns to TNeek and the blend that they come up with works well. Again the thought behind the song isn’t straying too far from what has gone before, reminding the listener that when troubles come we know who to turn to, and we can be safe and confident in Him. “One Man” is NOT written about this website, Sarah has been very adamant about that! It’s about a young woman waiting to find ‘the one’, the person who will stand by her for the rest of her life, support her in every decision, and that she will commit to as well. As a twice divorcee I know that this is the type of ideal relationship, however truly the One Man that will be there for life, the only one that is totally dependable is God.