In Wishful Heart, Métis award-winning, multi-disciplinary artist Cheryl L'Hirondelle speaks from her heart for those who may seem to have drifted from view.
I'm a big fan of Cheryl L'Hirondelle's work and was thrilled when she offered to share this track with RPM, and with you! This song in particular is one of my favourites - her poetry, her voice, the steady rhythm of the piano and horns that carry the otherwise delicate song with strength, move me every time.
Cheryl says of the song "Wishful Heart is my homage to all the people on the streets who, though they may seem to fall between the cracks of society and our fast paced world, are beautiful and perfect beings! While walking around Vancouver composing the songs from my songlines project, I was reminded how we all endure pain and misfortune and this is what hopefully helps us to stay compassionate so we can truly care for one another."
It's a beautiful piece. Sit, listen, and then listen again.