I wanted to make a record that shows Hurricanes Irma and Maria couldn’t extinguish the hope and the joy inside the people who live on the islands. They are facing something so traumatizing and still finding this inner beauty to tap into. Everyone is working together, finding ways to make things better. Step by step or piece by piece, they know it’s a slow process, but this music lets them know they’re not forgotten. I’m so excited to finally share #SONGSFORTHESAINTS with you next Friday, July 27. Link to preorder in bio.
@mindysmithmusic’s voice is so much a part of my life on the islands. I woke up with her music, drifted across the ocean with her music, watched the sun sink and the stars come out to that voice. When I heard this song, and thought about what it means, I knew Mindy had to be on here, because she’s like an angel, a spirit who lets you know that no matter what, it’s going to be okay. That’s a very big deal. #BetterBoat is out now. #SONGSFORTHESAINTS is out July 27. (Link to preorder in bio.)
Of all the songs on #SONGSFORTHESAINTS, #BetterBoat really captures the emotion behind the events that took place in the islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria… and the months following. There’s an acceptance it takes to face those challenges and that uncertainty… the lyric has that line, ‘I ride the waves I can’t control…’ And that’s exactly how this was, and in some ways, still is. #BetterBoat is out this Friday. (Link in story)
The best thing about @noshoesnation is, above all, the music. Like me, you live your lives in these songs. Happy, sad, big win, life lesson, it’s all there and when you sing you can tell the songs are as much yours as they ever were mine. Maybe that’s part of what makes the energy at these stadium shows this year so electric. The video for #triparoundthesun captures that energy and our lives so perfectly. (Link in story)