Heavy on my Heart

by iET

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Heavy on my Heart

Finding just the right articulation of words is a big challenge for me so I prefer expressing through music or image. Yet sometimes you just have to step out of that comfort zone and confront your fears.

My music has always challenged me to go to the places where I am afraid to delve; in addition it allows me to face my own demons. I am not very comfortable with expressing my opinion in a public way, certainly not discussing politics and worldly situations were I feel like I am not able to say anything useful or have enough knowledge to understand what is going on.

I watched a documentary on Nina Simone a while ago and she made a huge impression on me. She mentioned that as artists we have an important duty, which is to reflect the times we live in and to sing about that time. She herself took that belief very far and although her life ended tragically, she touched the hearts of many people, including myself. I have found inspiration in her so much this last year. How can we close our eyes to what surrounds us and not write about it? Each artist in their own way of course as we all have different ways of expressing our emotions.

I certainly do not have any good answers to the situation that we are in these days, all I feel is that we need to hold on to our kindness, our ability to care and help others. Heavy on My Heart is about the total opposite, about the egoism and harshness of people, the ability to just not care and not think of others. I wrote this song a while ago about a personal situation that really got to me. This song is not specific about the political discussion and sad situation with the refugees at this moment but I want to dedicate the song to this period in time. Because it is important to raise awareness through music and we should at least try to touch the hearts of people.

I hope you will take the time to listen to this song. If you want you can donate money for Heavy on my Heart. All the proceeds from this song will go to organizations that help people in need. Thank you Budy Mokoginta for producing this song with me. Davide Bellotta for creating the artwork with me to enforce the message of this song and Thierry Castel for playing the piano.

Love, iET


released September 23, 2015
written by iET
all instruments by iET & Budy Mokoginta
piano by Thierry Castel
recorded by iET & Budy Mokoginta at Mokosound Studio
mixed and mastered by Budy Mokoginta at Mokosound Studio
artwork by Davide Belotta
design by iET

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iET Rotterdam, Netherlands

iET is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Rotterdam, who recently released her critically acclaimed album "So Unreal" produced by multiple Grammy award winning producer Russell Elevado (D'Angelo, The Roots, Erykah Badu).

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