June 21, 2016 by 1888media
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Lisa Heller recently sat down with the Hartford Courant (the country’s oldest newspaper, founded in 1764) to discuss her new single, “Hope” and her community outreach via a virtual “Hope Wall.”
Here’s an excerpt (read the rest):
Heller wants “Hope” to become an anthem for people who are struggling and to send a message “about being true to yourself and not trying to change for other people and being strong when it seems like everything is going wrong.”
The song inspired Heller’s virtual “Hope Wall” on Instagram, as well as the hashtag #HopeWall, which highlights stories of triumph in the face of adversity.
“I think that people need songs like that,” Heller said. “Music is so moving and so important and I wanted to help people through a song. When we were writing it, I was like, ‘Yes! We finally found a song that can do that’.”
“There really needs to be that type of music that you just listen to and you’re completely moved by,” she continued. “I always try to write songs that have a deep, deep meaning, both to me and to, hopefully, my fans and audience, because otherwise I’m like, ‘Well, what’s the point?’ I feel like that’s the point of music — to make people feel something.”
Lisa is celebrating the release of “Hope” this Friday June 24 with a special fundraising event/live performance at The Tavern at the Exchange in Farmington, CT.
Co-sponsored by TIC FM, 100% of proceeds raised with benefit local resident Charlie Hayes who is battling HLH.