I wrote this song in the days following the election when I saw the trouble the country was facing from its lack of empathy and inability to communicate. Enlightenment came for me when I decided to make art that could communicate and move people, regardless of their politics. I wanted to experience solidarity and to extend an invitation to embrace our best nature.
The song quickly became a collaboration of many people and artists. The chorus is simple, many voices repeating again and again with growing numbers and conviction, “There’s a place for us, there’s a place for us, there’s a place for us…” Enlightenment for me, is continuing to do what I can to remind people of our shared humanity and our best selves, remaining hopeful that it will awaken empathy and connection.
Click here to listen to “A Place For Us.”
Willa Grey is a writer and musician–a rootless vagabond of sorts–traveling here and there in search of broader perspectives and her better self.