Sunday, November 10, 2019

Skylar Grey - Calling From The Heavens

"A few weeks ago, we had coffee with Arik Housley, our friend who
tragically lost his daughter Alaina exactly one year ago in the
Borderline Bar and Grill shooting. He was describing the many ways he
feels and senses Alaina reaching out to him in spirit, especially
through music. He mentioned the idea of possibly writing a song for her.
But to me that felt like too heavy of a responsibility... how could I
possibly come close to capturing the right emotion and write a song
about someone I never knew? After leaving our meeting I had already
decided not to even try and attempt it.

The next morning, Elliott’s alarm went off... the same alarm we hear
every morning. But that morning, while I was still half asleep, a melody
came to me that went with the chords of his alarm. I got up and
recorded a voice note in my phone. Throughout the day the melody was
stuck in my head, and lyrics would randomly come to me. It wasn’t until I
had already written the first verse that I realized I was writing a
song for Alaina. It was a very strange experience... it felt as if I was
channeling something from a different dimension. I don’t know how else
to describe it. I TRIED NOT to write this song, but I was powerless
against it.

All proceeds earned for “Calling From The Heavens” will be donated to
Alaina’s Voice Foundation."

 -Skyler Grey

When we lose amazing people to death  the pain never goes away... 



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