Singer and songwritter JJ Heller has released a new mother's day song written from a different angle. "Always," written by JJ Heller, David Heller, and Andy Gullahorn, comes from the perspective of a mother who suffered a miscarriage.
Heller talks about the touching story behind the song. "For years I've been asked to write a song like this, and for the longest time I avoided it because I didn't think it was my place. Miscarriage isn't my story, but I know it is for so many mamas.
A wise songwriter friend of mine pushed back against my reluctance and he challenged me to write the song anyway. He reminded me that the sacred responsibility of a songwriter is to wrap words around human emotion... to give a voice to feelings that are otherwise too hard to articulate.
So it is with deep humility that I offer this song to you. I did my best to put myself in your shoes, but I realize I will never truly know what you've experienced. I'm so very sorry you've had to feel this deepest type of pain and I pray that God might use this song bring you comfort."
About JJ Heller:
For over 15 years, Nashville-based independent singer/songwriter JJ Heller has traveled the country sharing music full-time with her husband, Dave Heller, who also co-writes, plays guitar, and provides witty banter from the stage. Her songs have been featured on national television, international advertising campaigns, and radio stations across the world.
On Nov. 02, Heller released her tenth full-length studio album, I Dream of You (Volume II), a 15-track compilation including 12 of Heller's favorite cover songs from the 1950's through today alongside three brand-new originals.When she released her first I Dream of You album in 2014, now one of her most-streamed albums, Heller had no idea how significantly it would shape her career. At the time, the mother of two small girls desired to create soothing love songs with a simple message of devotion from a parent to a child. After listeners began sharing stories of how the songs played an integral role in their family's bedtime routines, car rides, or hospital visits, Heller began donating the album to hospitals, adoption agencies, and families of young children. The album has since been donated to over 100,000 families.