Kelly Clarkson breaks down in tears as global sensation Andy Grammer explains how his late mother requested a song from heaven featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Kelly Clarkson breaks down in tears as global sensation Andy Grammer explains how his late mother requested a song from heaven featuring Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

 

United States of America (09 January 2020) – Powerhouse singer Andy Grammer recently shared an amazing story of how he communicated with his late mother through a medium, and during the session, his mother was able to tell him how she wanted a song written about all the things she wished she could say to her granddaughter.

So, Andy teamed up with his mother’s favourite band, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, to write the song “She’d Say” to fulfil her request.

“I know I might lose some people with this story, but sometimes life is unexplainable. This song is by far the strangest most mystical artistic experience I have EVER had.

My wife got me a phone call with a medium as a gift. Quickly into the call he said, “your mother is coming through, and she wants you to write a song to your daughter, she wants it to be from her about everything she’d say but can’t be there to say.”

Honestly, whether I’m fully in on this or not that’s just a great idea. Also, my mom was a huge Paul Simon fan, especially the Graceland album he did with the South African male choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo. So when I heard they just happened to be performing in Los Angeles the week, I wrote the song it started to get downright eerie. I chased them down, blew up her photo, put it up in the studio, and tearfully explained myself to the choir.

They huddled together and just started singing “I miss my mom” in ZULU, it was otherworldly. For the rest of my daughter’s life, she will have this love letter from her grandma that she never got to meet. If my mom were here, this is definitely what She’d Say.”

Watch the interview and listen to the song below:

Lyrics to She’d Say

You never got to meet your grandma did ya?
Every night, I got you kissing on her picture
Cuts me up that you will never listen
To the sweet, sweet sound of her voice
I could tell you she was quite the mixture
Of a mama and a shaman and a fiery pistol
Truth is, she’s right there in you
She’s a part of you, you don’t have a choice

My dear, you will feel her
In your mind, you will hear her
And if she could use words, use words

She’d say “You’re beautiful, but don’t you overplay that card”
She’d say “You’re spiritual, so don’t ever forget that part”
She’d say “You are so much stronger than you even think you are
Let your heart, let your heart lead the way”
That’s what she’d say

Ooh woo, ooh woo, ooh woo
That’s what she’d say
Ooh woo, ooh woo, ooh woo hoo hoo

She said, “Take care of your sisters, I mean their whole world
Spend your days tryna lift them other girls
You came with love, a purpose, and your mother’s curls
I’ll be with you every step of the way, ay
Don’t live your life tryna blend in, stick out
Trust your gut and don’t you get into those doubts
Remember God is like the sun, he always comes out
Just when you think the dark’s here to stay”

My dear, you will feel her
In your mind, you will hear her
And if she could use words, use words

She’d say “You’re beautiful, but don’t you overplay that card”
She’d say “You’re spiritual, so don’t ever forget that part”
She’d say “You are so much stronger than you even think you are
Let your heart, let your heart lead the way”
That’s what she’d say

Ooh woo, ooh woo, ooh woo
That’s what she’d say
Ooh woo, ooh woo, ooh woo hoo hoo

She’d say, “Listen to your daddy
In his voice, you will hear me
I know he will sing my song to you
And know that I’m happy
And you’ll always have me
I’m watching everything you do”

She’d say “You’re beautiful, but don’t you overplay that card”
She’d say “You’re spiritual, so don’t ever forget that part”
She’d say “You are so much stronger than you even think you are
Let your heart, let your heart lead the way”
That’s what she’d say

Ooh woo, ooh woo, ooh woo
That’s what she’d say
Ooh woo, ooh woo, ooh woo hoo hoo

Grandma Cappi
Grandma Cappi, yeah?


Sources: Kelly Clarkson | Andy Grammer
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