Belinda Walton is a Sunshine Coast local artist from Buderim. Her new single “Light” is now available in most places online. We discuss where this song came from.
Belinda Walton –
“Light” was inspired by a real life situation and that is clear in the lyrics. I had been going to the same school for 14 years, and had made a best friend for life. When I decided to move schools in Year 10 saying goodbye was one of the hardest things I have had to do. This piece is a love song to my best friend, and was crucial in healing the wounds that leaving her left. The song was written on my Grandfathers piano in my music studio when I was 15. Keeping it simple was important to me because I didn’t want any meaning to be lost.
What is your favourite line or lyric & why?
My favourite lyric is”Do you remember that Japanese class when I told you I was going away?”. This is the most personal lyric in the song and every time I sing it I get a powerful visual imagine I can connect to emotionally.
Where were you when this song came about? what were you up-to?
When “Light” came out I had just started Year 12 and was working towards the recording of new music. I was also organising to do a music video with Tide Productions which is actually coming out super soon ! I had already released my debut single “On Fire” and was excited to show everyone this much more personal song which meant a lot to me as a person and an artist.
What is the intention with this song?
The intent of this song is connection. I want people to connect their own stories with my lyrics. Whether your “light” is family, friends, your partner or religious belief, the song represents the feeling of unconditional love.
What does this song mean to you?
This song represents my strength in making a very difficult decision for the sake of my career, and my love for my best friend. This song will be one I look back on in 10 years and will still be able to feel every emotion I experienced when I wrote it.
Does this song have any musical influences?
This song has traces of Delta Goodrem intertwined throughout the piano and vocal melody. She is 100% someone who I look up to musically.