Throughout human history, music has connected and united people of different cultures, ages, races, and mindsets. It has been used to express criticism, worry and
anger against political leadership, social conditions and individual freedoms. Sometimes, it’s just meant to say “I love you”. This has not changed for centuries, but the world we live in certainly has! My heart sometimes aches when I see the state of things. But down deep inside, I believe that – somehow – we can and will make it a better place. This is what my songs are all about, and that is what moves me to sing.
Today, we are facing perhaps bigger challenges than we’ve ever faced before. Global economies are a mess. Weather related catastrophes are on the increase. We continue to poison the water we drink, the air we breathe and the food we eat. We turn a blind eye to the majority of humanity that lives in extreme poverty. We finance the trafficking of human beings into slavery, by buying and wearing the clothes they made. Just look in the mirror.
But, although we all carry light and darkness inside of us, what drives us is determined by what we each decide. I do believe that every new day is a choice and we have the responsibility to give our very best every day. Not just for the sake of others, but for us as individuals. I give my best every day in order to look back without regrets. I won’t say that I succeed every day, but the intention counts. We have to realize how lucky we are and how beautiful life is. We can make it work locally and globally. We CAN make it better.
Each single word of the lyrics and each melody I write comes straight out of my heart and the intention of my music is to be a reminder of all the light that resides in all of us, and to let it shine as bright as it can.