I first came across Ryan Star’s “The America EP” six years ago when it was offered as a free download on his website. Today’s song, “America,” is a song about the resilience of the American people and the way we come together in the aftermath of both natural and man-made disasters. Since last week, when news broke of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, I’ve found myself coming back to this song as I try to process this tragic event. My heart is broken that more innocent lives have been cut short in yet another school shooting. In the wake of this tragedy, I can’t help but be proud of the survivors who are speaking out, sharing their stories, and using their voices to enact change. May we never become desensitized to senseless violence.
“America” has been added to the Tuesday Tunes Spotify playlist.