On the 24th of March 2020, Elise Huang released a video on her Youtube channel performing a song she wrote entitled “Something Better.” Elise wrote and composed the song during the Metro Manila community quarantine and area lockdowns. She sends a message of hope to her fellow artists, the front liners, and to everyone who is affected by COVID-19.
We asked Elise more about this heartfelt song. We wanted to know what was running through her mind during the writing process of “Something Better.” She said, “When I was writing this song, I had just been talking to my family and some of my friends who were worried about the next few months. That night I felt uneasy. I couldn’t stop thinking about what tomorrow might be. And how in one night, everything had changed because of the pandemic. I wanted to write a song that could help the situation.”
Elise said, “I was writing this song for my friends. But I think it was mostly for myself and for anyone and everyone who are anxious in the past month. “ For those who heard the song, it truly did ease their hearts.
“We’ll be okay, and we’re going to get through this together.”
Everyone in Metro Manila have been dealing with this situation differently. Still, for her, she says “I’m doing pretty well, I’m very grateful to have my family with me here at home. We’ve been praying and spending more time together too.” This song needs to be heard by everyone, not just the ones dealing with struggle but for the ones who are on the brink of losing hope. She says, “I feel that a lot of people are losing hope everyday. Each time that they hear the news or see articles that have usually been bad news. People need to know that hope never goes away. “
Every artist would always want to inspire others, especially their fellow artists; “I feel that a lot of people are losing hope everyday. Each time that they hear the news or see articles that have usually been bad news. People need to know that hope never goes away.” Lastly, she gave a bit of advice on how to deal with the current situation, and this applies to everyone, “I think there are many ways you can help during this lockdown! Stay at home as much as you can, donate to organizations that can help our medical workers, and give to people who need food. Check on your friends. Ask them how they are. Write some songs. Do what you can to help anyone right now. “
Stream Elise Huang’s single “Something Better" on Youtube. Stay safe!
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