In partnership with philosophy, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Natasha Bedingfield released an exclusive, original song, that is dedicated to people who are facing mental health issues. The song, “hope”, penned by Natasha, was written to draw attention to the mental health needs of women and further the message of the hope and grace initiative – an unending commitment by philosophy to support community-based mental health organizations.
As published by the Wall Street Journal
“It’s important to raise awareness, to help people get help, and for people not to have to feel embarrassed about their problems,” Bedingfield says by email. “This comes through public awareness, through removing the stigmas on mental health problems, and through stopping our glamorizing of destructive behavior.”
“Hope” is an optimistic pop tune with subtle electronic accents that frame uplifting exhortations to take heart and persevere in the face of adversity. The accompanying video underscores the theme with a soft while color palette that depicts Bedingfield writing the song (with inspiration from words of encouragement submitted by philosophy customers and Bedingfield’s fans) and singing it in a recording studio.
“I like the idea that we can share our hopes for each other,” says Bedingfield, who has released three albums, starting with her 2004 debut “Unwritten.” “We don’t always realize how powerful a simple kind word at the right time can be.”