Singers have long been writing songs based on their experiences lived but there are some subjects though that no one should have that much personal knowledge of. Singer Natalie Gioia has spent the last three months living through the shelling of her native Kyiv.
To help manage her fear, as well as directly assist her homeland, she’s teamed up with German producer D72 and Holland’s Black Hole Recordings. With all revenues channeled to the Aktion Deutschland Hilft, assisting the relief agency’s humanitarian efforts in Ukraine, ‘For Our Freedom’ is out now.
It scarcely needs saying that Natalie’s words & song on ‘For Our Freedom’ are as heartfelt as they come. That she and D72 (producer Dirk Wershofen) have managed to create something that transcends the ugliness of war, is a triumph of the human spirit. Framed in the form of a from-daughter-to-mother letter, the track’s title reaches straight to the heart of the matter, as Natalie relates her hopes for Ukraine’s future.
Shot on the historic old-town streets of Kyiv and showing the indomitable essence of its citizens, the official video that accompanies the release is online now. A piece of music that will hopefully - like Ukraine - withstand all the tests of time.
More information on Aktion Deutschland Hilft activities in Ukraine can be found here: aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/.