Your music is associated with sad memories for me, but your music makes me feel happy. Right now, your current album, Nobody But Me and the song, “I Believe In You” makes me feel happy, but I recognize that it will be associated with sad events for you.
Whenever I hear this song, it picks me up. So I am sending your song back to you.
I want some happy attached to this song – for you. I know that I can’t change a thing about what’s happening, but I can do this one thing: I will use my words and my talents to let you know that I believe in you.
I met you back in June 2017 and got to tell you something that was very important to me. Thanks to your song, “Everything,” deep feelings for my son, Jacob overwhelmed me with love for him hours before he passed away in his sleep. (Jacob died June 25, 2007.) Because of my feelings of love, I grieved differently. When I met you, I had the chance to say thank you. You looked in my eyes and listened and treated me with such respect. I will never forget it. After that day, I went back to being a simple fan.
Then Noah got sick and that hit close to home. Moreover, a child close to me developed the same type of cancer as Noah. You and your family have been dealt a blow that no one can control and that is heart-wrenching. I have been praying for Noah ever since I heard the news and I rejoice when I hear snippets of good news. I respect people’s privacy and I truly believe your family is none of my business, so I will not discuss Noah any further. After all, this letter is for you.
Nobody But Me will be the “before and after” to your life events. It’s unavoidable. I know what that’s like, to measure life in “before and after.” I can see it easily happening here. I recall hearing that Nobody But Me was a personal album, one with a lot of meaning for you. Please don’t consider life events a reflection of your taking risks and putting more of you into your work. I speak from experience having gone down that road. It will be difficult, but it’s possible to regain your trajectory.
I am not asking you to come back to public life. You are doing what you need to be doing. I am saying that do come back – when you are ready. And do be you. You will be different because big life events change us. Be you; the one you are today. Your fans will wait. And when you’re ready to share yourself and your music with us again, we’ll greet you with open arms and open hearts.
I hope you get a chance to read this and that it finds you when you need it. In the meantime, I am going to do my best to stir up social media to get the message through, that I believe in you. I am certain that I am not alone.
With gratitude for all you’ve given me through your music,
PS. Happy Birthday