‘dearest Sunshine,’ is a comforting song, a letter, if you will, from me to my younger self. Now that I’m older I often reflect upon some of those earlier days when things were rough and I wasn’t sure I’d make it through. “dearest Sunshine,” is my way of sending me, sending all of us, a gentle reminder that it is going to be okay, even though it may not seem like it at the time, someday you are going to be really proud of you.
Thank you for listening and I hope you enjoy.
Stardew Forest is a whimsically fantastical song with an Alice in Wonderland vibe. It was inspired by a character I developed who was forced to face her emotions that she’s been running from. Unable to escape, my character is trapped in this wondrous, yet terrifying world of self discovery and realization. Through her experiences she realizes its okay to not always understand and be afraid of your thoughts. It’s ok to not have all the answers and to take things one step at a time.
With all that’s going on in the world today, more than ever people need music that reminds them that there are people in this world that love them, even during their darkest days.
That was the inspiration behind Weeping Cloud. Life has tons of difficulties, and its okay to feel overwhelmed by it all – but also know that “you’re beautiful and loved throughout” even though you may not feel like it at that time.
Weeping Cloud is a melancholic song about giving yourself permission to feel worthy of love even when you are overwhelmed and when the things you’re having to deal are crushing. After all, nature itself shows us that clouds rain when they get too heavy.
Beautiful Illusion is the title of Alisha’s first EP (‘extended play record’). The collections of songs are about perseverance, growth and healing. They reach down into the hearts of the hurting with messages of hope and understanding.
Beautiful Illusion reminds us that our struggles are an important part of our journey, and that it is okay to hurt sometimes. It also reminds us that those struggles won’t last forever. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, even if you can’t see it in that moment; and, when you get there, which you will eventually do, you will be have grown and become stronger.
The EP itself consists of six (6) songs, plus a bonus instrumental track. They are all very different in tempo and style. Some are acoustic ballads, whiles others are fast-paced dance beats. Together, they tell a story of the struggle and hope of the beautiful illusion.