CCM EXCLUSIVE Video Premiere: Juniper Vale & Jason Gray ‘Something True’
Christian music icon, Jason Gray, has teamed up with Sarah Jane of Juniper Vale for this delightful new song, ‘Something True.’ Juniper Vale is a multimedia project that combines comic book art with indie pop music. Started by Sarah Jane, the project explores the concept of home and belonging. ‘Something True’ is the pinnacle of Sarah’s musical journey so far, offering an introspective look at identity and a yearning for love.
“It was pure delight to get to write and record, “Something True,” with Sarah and her husband Vian. You can taste their love of music and for the people they make it for in everything they do.
We sat down to tell the simple story of a moment between two people who risk bringing their real selves to each other in honesty and vulnerability, and the kind of healing that can happen in a moment like that. When you find yourself in the presence of a friend who is a safe place for you to be nothing more and nothing less than who you are, you know you’re on holy ground. You’ve found a “home” in the world. My favorite moment in the song is when the listening friend can’t tell if the tears in their eyes are for the other person or for themselves. The boundaries that separate “us” from “them” disappear in conversations like that.
We wanted to find a musicality that felt timeless and classic, like some old Randy Newman song, and Vian found it with that simple piano part. But the song transcends itself in the bridge that lifts, as though the curtain is pulled back on this everyday moment to give us a glimpse of the larger reality behind a shared moment of vulnerability between friends.
I love that I got to be a part of this project and I’m grateful Sarah and Vian let me be a part of the beautiful work they do!” —Jason Gray
“I grew up listening to Jason’s music and his beautiful songwriting style really shaped the way that I learned to write songs, so creating this lovely track with him has been a dream come true. The lyrics are vulnerable and poetic—classic Jason Gray—playing on the idea that when our brokenness and shame are met with empathy and grace, the dark loses its power over us and the truth of who we really are is brought to light. Jason has a song called ‘Love Will Have the Final Word.’ That song had a huge impact on my understanding of love and redemption, and for me ‘Something True’ is written in homage to that tune. Love has made a place for each of us to truly belong. Despite the broken and the shame. Love will always have the final word.” —Sarah Jane of Juniper Vale
‘Something True’ by Juniper Vale featuring Jason Gray
LYRICS: I was afraid when I spoke the truth you’d be done with me for good I’d understand if you turned and ran, God knows I’d from myself if I could You held my hand just like it was my heart, just like you had been there too I didn’t mind if the tears in your eyes were falling for me or for you
It feels like home, where I belong, breaking my heart with you It feels like home, like I’m not alone, oh can you feel it too? Like we’re onto something true
The sky must break for the rain to fall, from broken seeds the flowers bloom Maybe that’s why with hearts open wide, I feel so alive with you Remembering what I always knew
Feels like home, where I belong, breaking my heart with you Feels like home, like I’m not alone, oh can you feel it too? Like we’re onto something true
Oh love has made a place, oh where I know my name Oh love has made a place, oh where I know my name Where I know my name Where I know my name Ooo Ooo