‘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.
About Beautiful Illusion
Beautiful Illusion is the title of Alisha’s first EP (‘extended play record’) and it was released on August 27, 2021. 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.
Quiet Little House
Quiet Little House is a Christmas song about holding onto the love and memories of people and times that may not be with us anymore. Last year I lost my grandmother and great grandmother within a short period of time. As you can imagine the holidays that year weren’t the same. It was really hard.
So, I wanted to write a song that speaks to that kind of change and the flood of memories we are often faced with during the holidays after losing someone we love. Through that experience I learned that holidays are more than our traditions. They’re about friends, family, the people we love and the memories we’ve made with them. As time goes on and things change, the holidays give us a chance hold on to that love and those memories for they will always be a part of us. And, that’s a good thing.