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Michele Lynn

Member sinceMay 26, 2017
LocationPhiladelphia, PA
Artist Biography:
Michele Lynn, bassist for Philly area musician Andrea Nardello, has played on many bands' albums over the years. Now Michele has put together her own album, which has the important focus of raising awareness for suicide prevention. Michele lost her son David to suicide in 2013. One of the ways she dealt with, and continues to deal with, her immense grief and loss is by writing poetry. The poems' themes encompass each phase of Michele's grief, from outright depression to coping and trying to find hope.

With the goal of bringing light to suicide awareness and prevention, Michele teamed up with 17 of her musician friends to co-write songs based on her works. Michele's poems became the songs' lyrics, with her friends providing voice and melody. Together with producer Ross Bellenoit, Michele and her friends created an album called “Vilomahed.” “Vilomah,” is a word taken from Sanskrit by Karla Holloway, of Duke University, which essentially means an unnatural loss, as in our children should not proceed their parents in death. If they do, we are “Vilomahed.”

Despite the album's diverse musical lineup, Michele and her collaborators have created a cohesive work that provides a beautiful glimpse into the pain and healing experienced by survivors of suicide, that is at times both heartbreaking and hopeful.

Michele Lynn hopes that this album, dedicated to her son David, helps not only raise awareness but also helps those grieving and/or considering suicide as a solution.

More by Michele Lynn:

In Memoriam (feat. Nardo Lilly)
Memories (feat. Tin Bird Choir)
Suitcase (feat. Dani Mari)
Sundays (feat. Ginger Coyle)
The Visit (feat. Adrien Reju)

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