They say holidays are supposed to be a time filled with friends, family, smiles, laughter, and joy - but the harsh reality is that for over 50% of the worlds population, the holiday season is filled with anything but that.
For over 50% of the worlds population this time of year is instead filled with hurt, anxiety, anger, separation, feelings of inadequacy: reminders of pain and turmoil and disappointment - in themselves and others.
In that vein, and for consumers sake - we should be telling you how you fix those feelings with our product, or any product really. But, at our core we all know thats bullshit. Or, at least I hope we know that.
What if we looked at this season with honest eyes? What if we looked at this season and we said what was really on our minds? Davey Muise (formerly of Vanna) did exactly this with his latest single and title track song, "Fragile with me".
And its with great pleasure that we want to show these words to the world in a form of encouragement. Encouragement in the way we don't celebrate being broken, no, we celebrate the unity of vulnerability, and honest truth.
A friend of mine told me that there is no art without honest self expression, and you can't have self expression if you don't tell your real truth. And i think the real truth of our times, our voice, and our unspoken feelings this holiday season is this simple plea...
Please, be fragile with me.
If you are going through any hard times right now, or struggling with any of these issues, we hope you find comfort in our family. And if you are in need of ANY additional resources, we have some amazing partners who would love to listen, understand and help you through whatever it is you are currently experiencing.
With all my love, and grace, and compassion, and heart - I love you guys and I want to tell you that from our side of the fence, we promise you that with every breath we take we are committed to making tomorrow a better world than it is today - and no matter what your pain right now in this moment, don't lose hope and faith that this will all get better.
This piece is not about politics, or religion, or picking any side, unless that side is HUMANITY as a whole. In this season, people need a hug a lot more than they need any advice. Allow us to remind you that we have souls, and every single soul is important and needs protected and loved.
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Stream the song alone on the following platforms:
Youtube (video)- https://youtu.be/UiNiFwnIsdY
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