Are her musical gifts enriched by color synesthesia? Join me for an introduction to a new star born in our midst.
(Note: Willa Blog Post Review is a YouTube playlist of all 24 videos shown or linked in this blog post, in the order presented, including the music, news and interviews. It is a one-stop source of all the video material presented here.)
I found Willa Amai while looking for covers of the 1993 song What’s Up by Linda Perry and 4 Non Blondes. It is a song that I would scream at the top of my lungs, as it says, if I could sing. (Image above snipped from Willa’s music video of What’s Up.)
The song offers no solution. Not a clue. It just says how things feel, and how they don’t make sense, and how we ache because of it, trying to keep the faith, wanting to hope, despite the impenetrable insanity of the inhuman side of humanity.
The song cries out loud from the heart for revolution, the only solution. As do I, at times in tears, wishing I knew how to start it, finding that all I have is a song short on hope.
It sings, “And I tried, oh my God did I try, I try all the time, in this institution. And I pray, oh my God do I pray, I pray every single day for a revolution!”
The line demands a middle finger thrust to the sky in revolt.