Country artist and songwriter JESSICA LYNN has partnered up with a British Army veteran, alt-folk/Americana singer-songwriter and psychotherapist Liam Wakefield from Sussex, England, who rebuilt his life through music, having been diagnosed with an incurable and rare genetic condition, and medically retired from a decade’s service in the armed services, to deliver a single of hope and rehabilitation on Armistice Day (Veteran’s Day.).
Their single, titled ‘You Save Me’ is a moving song that describes the tremendous power that music and the arts can have upon combating mental illness. With intimately handwrought guitar textures, Jessica’s voice contemplates the detachment one feels, and argues for an exploration. Then comes the uncontrived merging of two voices, like a duet of co-dependent empaths. This is a song of connectedness, self-forgiveness, and horizonless reconciliation.
An uncontrived merging of two voices, like co-dependent empaths…RaW Ramp Music Mag
Liam says: “This song, and the meaning behind it, is the quintessential beauty needed to help show the world that those silently struggling do have a voice and are understood. So many of us (especially those in the military communities) harbour a deep pain from the daily battle with our mental health. This song highlights the truth that in that darkness, there is an incandescent beauty: a saving quality found in the passion and purpose of music that can bring people together, connecting us to others and back to ourselves.
“Being invited to be a part of this song is more than just being able to share my voice with a songwriter whom I deeply admire (Jessica); it’s a chance to show the world that, as a disabled combat veteran who has struggled greatly with mental health, that music does have a power beyond anything else, to save.”
Jessica’s country sounds and Americana appeals to wider rock-loving audiences as well as to country-music connoisseurs. We thought her recently released album ‘Lone Rider’ was a divulgement of wholehearted resolution and the disc demonstrated hwer strength and unwavering dedication. We described her singing voice as ‘crystal […] and thoroughly unbreakable.’
Proceeds from the single will be donated to the Bobby Henline Foundation
Grab the single here: https://www.jessicalynnmusic.org/music-saves-merch
Main image: Scott Vincent
Words: Neil Mach