Folk Genres Music

Hannah Connolly offers a beautiful memoir of the passing of her brother in “From Where You Are”

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Throughout life there are things we have to deal with that often feel cruel, painful and just damn unfair sometimes and one of those things is the loss of loved ones. Having lost friends already I know the pain of losing someone at a young age can feel like and Hannah Connolly has managed to capture this sense of grieving in her heartbreakingly beautiful single From Where You Are.

This is an incredibly intimate track with Connolly inviting you into her world and what she experienced after of losing her brother. Every note she sings is filled to the brim with emotion, you believe every lyric she utters and feel the pain as well as she sings the most heart-wrenching line, “Maybe when I wake this will all be over / I’m too tired to hide the tears in my eyes.” It’s beautiful yet all to real at the same time.

“This was one of the first songs written for the album and it speaks to how I felt in the days and months after losing Cullen,” Connolly explains. “In the midst of shock and disbelief, life felt like a strange dream. The whole world was turned upside down and none of it made sense. One of the most vivid memories I have from that time was standing in the desert and looking up at the stars.”

I’d say with my hand on my heart that this is one of the most honest and poignant songs about losing someone I’ve ever heard. If you’re going through a tough loss right now then I highly recommend you listen to this track and, hopefully, find some form of solace.


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