Monday, September 18, 2017

Voices of Experience: Always

Stand Up Album - Christina Holmes
When you're happy, you enjoy the music. But, when you're sad, you understand the lyrics.  ~ Frank Ocean

Christina Holmes is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer who has recently released her sophomore album, Stand Up, under her label, Cove House Records. The original soundtrack contains ten new songs written by Christina, and her album serves as a call for social justice and change. She has been creating her own music for years, but when her father succumbed to kidney disease and died of kidney failure, she took two years of finding her way through grief before she felt able to show her musical soul again.

Included in her album is the special song Always, which Christina was inspired to compose with and for her father. She writes,
If you ever knew my dad, you know how much he loved music. I wouldn't have my love for music if it weren't for him. This entire album means more to me than anything I've ever done in my life, but this song has my heart. When I turned 21 my dad wrote 'I love you more than life, I love you every moment of everyday, I've loved you since before I saw your face, I will always love you forever' in my birthday card. One day when I was super upset and missing him I found the card and just started singing his words. We always wanted to write a song together and never got the chance. This was my way of finally writing a song with my dad. I dedicate this song and my entire album to him. I love him so much and hope he is proud of how our song came out. If you knew him or not, please give this song a listen. Love you all!
Click on the link to listen to Christina's special song: (Once the Stand Up album appears, scroll down the list until you come to number 10, Always, and click to play. At the end, you'll hear the voice of Christina's dad, David Holmes, Sr., which she saved through a voicemail.)

Connect with Christina on Facebook, Twitter @christinaholmes and Instagram @christinaholmesmusic.

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