"It Comes In Waves" - Listen To A New Song From Music Doing Good
Music Doing Good will be a part of The Christi Center’s 25th anniversary celebration, “Moonlight & Memories,” on Saturday, October 6th. To celebrate the event and the mission of the Christi Center, four of Music Doing Good’s songwriters composed an original song entitled “It Comes In Waves,” specifically for the show. Anita Kruse, Tricia Fox, Aaron Kaufman, and Kenneth Gayle started off sharing quotes and passages about grief. The more they explored these writings, they became inspired by the concept of waves. This common thread was present through the writings as well as the artists’ personal experiences. “It’s a song about waves of grief, waves of feelings, waves as fragments of the whole story,” says Anita Kruse.
All four writers sat down and contributed to the song’s melody and lyrics, taking inspiration from select quotes in addition to their personal experiences. “Each of us has a different perspective and reality of this journey, most of which involves ups and downs,” says Tricia Fox. Kenneth Gayle adds, “It’s our various perspectives on grief and memory…filtered through music.” All four writers are also featured as vocalists throughout the song, weaving their voices to create a powerful connection. Anita Kruse adds, “The use of multiple voices adds the dimension of the universal and the particular.”
Music Doing Good’s Aaron Kaufman, who played all of the instruments on the recording, used the wave theme throughout the production process. “I wanted the song to have ups and downs, but to never feel like was losing forward momentum. Grief is a really difficult topic, but at the same time, I feel like the song has a sense of optimism. There’s a brightness to it.”
All four writers agreed that writing “It Comes In Waves,” gave them a stronger connection to The Christi Center and its mission, and they hope the live performance will connect with the audience in a similar way. “Creativity and music have the power to move grief to another place,” says Anita Kruse. The four will perform the song for the first time in front of an audience at “Moonlight & Memories.”
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