Oct. 16, 2020
*new music out today
Dear friends, I’ve made this song in hopes it will encourage you to continue to use your voice and to dig into the work for justice. The commitment doesn’t end with this election.
I want to live a life of showing up.
I want to find a new way.
One that doesn’t carry forward the history of colonization, white supremacy, hate and violence.
One that makes room for healing and reparations.
I see the symptoms of a deep sickness and I want to see it out. I want to show up for the change.
Please vote and please stand with me in this lifetime of work.
For The Change
Writing: May Erlewine
Producing: Joe Hettinga and May Erlewine
Engineered by: Joe Hettinga
Mixing: Joe Hettinga
Mastering: Devin Kerr with Annlie Huang @goodhertz
Piano, synth and Strings Arranging: @joehettingakeys
Drum Kit: @allenju
Drum Kit Recording Engineered By: Theo Katzman
Background Vocals: @beth_nielsen_chapman
Design By: Eana Agopian @black.thread.studio
With special thanks to @secondstorysound, @tadunca, @katiejhettinga and @amber_buist
For the Change
How could I bring my pain to the river
When the river itself I have drained
How could I let my greed get so thirsty
And How will I show up for the change
How could I learn the song of a bird
If I kept her locked up in a cage?
How could I sing it, myself so freely
And How will I show up for the change?
I see the path
Laid out before me
I want to find a new way
I want to walk with the others
With my sisters and brothers
And I want to show up for the change
How can I listen to the sound of a silence,
The hands of my ancestors made
How could I turn my eyes from that violence?
And how will I show up for the change?