As more heartbreaking news continues to pour out of Manchester, our balm once again turns to music. And Babeheaven have released a very timely song for these difficult times called It’s Not Easy – we’re still struggling for words today but here’s what you need to know about this warm, comforting hug of a soul number:
“When [band member] Jamie’s mum passed away last summer, he and [vocalist] Nancy sang ‘Heaven’ at her funeral. Later, Nancy penned the new track about the experience of singing a song about the loss of her own mother for her friend and bandmate as he was going through the same thing. “It’s a really heavy song,” she says. It’s also a gorgeous instance of the power and support music can hold – in it, Nancy sings: “Jamie, it’s not easy/But you played so beautifully to her/I thank God you are my arms.”
What more can we say.