Grief Out Loud — A Gift
An intimate voice
for isolated times
— and she rocks.
"lyrical, intense, intimate and relatable, a diary into Collins' mind that listeners may see as a mirror into their own lives.”—FoxNews.com
I said goodbye to Mom the morning of January 24. Over the phone to the sound of her labored breathing 3000 miles away, I sang her "Que Sera Sera" and told her, "Go on...go." Just after I hung up the phone, the finalized song files for my debut album ONE GIRL TOWN arrived in my inbox. I burned a disc and put it in my car to review. A few hours later, I got back in the car to drive home after getting the news. The song "Sometimes" was playing. Mom had died.
Three weeks later, sitting on a mattress on the floor of a punk-band friend's closet-like guest room a few days after my mother's funeral, I was supposed to be in the midst of a media blitz for the record. It turned my stomach. Emailing music blogs just didn't feel right. I needed to talk to someone who understood the strange limbo I was navigating. So with a yellow rose from my mother's funeral bouquet by my side, I Googled. Then I wrote to the podcast, Grief Out Loud.
For the next two months I dove into the voices on the podcast. It seemed like the only place on earth that understood me. It was such a gift. So by the time I got the chance to actually do the interview, I knew that one of the things I wanted to do most was give something back.
If you are a listener to Grief Out Loud, or dealing with grief in any way. I offer you "Sometimes" to give you comfort and courage through your grief, your challenging relationships, and through the hard days. I hope my voice can keep you company when you need someone to understand.