“Beautiful Heart” By Kala Farnham Is Selected For BWH Music Group’s ‘On Peace Street,’ A Compilation Album Featuring Emerging and Exceptional Independent Artists And Songwriters Sharing Songs About Peace and Social Justice.
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About “Beautiful Heart” By Kala Farnham
In October 2017, social media was flooded with women and men all over the world joining together in one powerful voice: #MeToo. Kate Farnham was one of those women. The timing of the #MeToo campaign was fortuitous. Farnham had just returned from a songwriting workshop in Chicago, where she had found a small, supportive community. They sent her home with a powerful message: “Write what you’re afraid to write about. Write from the juices.”
Over the past decade, Farnham had kept her journey of trauma and recovery private, trying to navigate the post-traumatic effects in silence and isolation. But when the #MeToo movement took hold, she knew it was time for me to step out of the shadows and live her truth. Through the creation and recording of this song, Farham finally found the courage to speak her truth, and she shares it with the hope that her story might offer some comfort or healing to other survivors.
Farnham knows firsthand how much it hurts to survive sexual trauma. She knows there is an inner child mourning in those who have survived, and it feels like one will never get our sense of trust and safety back. However, survivors are not their shame. Survivors are not defined by their pain or trauma, and they are living proof of how much strength and resilience the human soul is capable of. Survivors are courageous, resilient women.
"It’s a hard game, girl; Sometimes justice never comes. Don’t you lose faith, girl; Gotta hold your head high and be strong. Don’t you ever be ashamed, girl; They cannot steal your beautiful heart. In a man’s world—gotta hold your head high and be proud. Just grab your crown and carry on, Queen." - Kala Farnham, Beautiful Heart
Armed with a voice, entourage of instruments, and faith in the power of story, songstress Kala Farnham set out into the world with one vision: To inspire through the transformative power of musical storytelling.
Farnham has garnered numerous awards and recognition, including 2019 Rose Garden Performing Songwriter Contest winner and alumni of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.
Farnham's recent album, a heartfelt account of adventure and homecoming titled "Samadhi: Home Is Where You Are" was nominated for RI's Motif Music Awards "Best Americana Album" and hailed by Bill Copeland Music News as "soulful Americana" in "one of New England’s best voices in one of this year’s best written and best recorded works."
Drawing from a classical education and professional career in musical theater, Kala presents hallmark reinvention of the folk tradition; her passion for fairytales, ancient history, and vivid storytelling draws her audience into imaginative re-creations of the familiar world.
For more information about Kala Farnham, please visit her website.
About BWH Music Group
BWH Music Group works with today's best emerging independent artists to achieve common goals in sound and artist promotions offering Recording Services, Compilation Releases, Music Public Relations, and National Indie Radio. A sought-after post-production studio for independent artists, "BWH Music Group has become synonymous with hosting some of the biggest and brightest young stars on their roster."- (GasHouse Radio). “