The story behind the song #1: "The last thing she heard (Intro)"

 My mom Candice second from the left. 

My mom Candice second from the left. 

I released my debut EP last week on August 15, which also marks the three year anniversary of the car accident that killed my mom and rendered me paralyzed from the chest down. Finally sharing my music with the world has been both an exciting and bittersweet moment, mostly because I began writing this EP shortly after leaving the hospital during the darkest days of my life.

As I reassessed my future in a wheelchair, I began to turn to music to cope with the catastrophic curveball my life had taken. What began as a few simple songs evolved over time into a coherent music project that narrated my experience of loss, pain, and being forced to rediscover self-love and my inner badass. "The Last Thing She Heard (Intro)" is the first tune I wrote in this process. The lyrics "It will be ok..." over the piano refer to the few words my little sister managed to mumble right after we were rear-ended by a truck, and as I panicked thinking she had died. Additionally the clip of Dolly Parton in the beginning of the song haunts me because her voice was the last voice my mother ever heard. I decided to produce this song as a lo-fi soundscape to portray a fast-forwarded version of the car accident, which is what the event felt like. After all, it was only a split second that changed my whole life forever.