In a surprising new album, the Pieces of 9-11 song will be part of a larger new collection of music that is aimed at paying homage to those that passed away on September 11th.
The tragedy, which occurred a dozen years ago and changed the perceptions and realities of those in America forever, is set to be remembered in just a few days. And now, Composer and pianist Jake Heggie is set to release music that will turn the sadness and grief of that horrible day in America to pure joy.
The album, according to Heggie, is meant to “create a sense of hope and newness that can come from the grief.” Otherwise, Heggie claims, the terrorists involved in the murder of over 3,000 Americans “win.”
Regardless of what anyone thinks Heggie’s intentions or politics, the album will be entitled “here/after (songs of lost voices)" and will indeed include “Pieces of 9-11” on the album.
But, of course, the music on the album will not be your typical pop, r&b, or classical affair.
On Heggie’s album, singers will tell the stories of the survivors of 9/11, expressing painful feelings and memories of lost loved ones and shattered lives.
A mix of music and spoken word, the album contains lyrics such as the following:
"And everything belonged to somebody/To somebody gone/And we all belonged to each other/From that moment on."
The album will be a double CD. You can purchase it on October 21st.
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