Sometimes great musical inspiration can be derived from tragedy. For example, Eric Clapton dug deep following the tragic death of his son and the result was the beautiful “Tears in Heaven.” Recently, Anthony David experienced a similar moment when his good friend Ayodele Murphy fell gravely ill while visiting Mexico. Lacking medical insurance, her friends rallied together to raise enough money to have her brought back to the U.S. to continue treatment. Since then, she was able to return to Atlanta, but faces a long road to recovery.
David was so inspired by her ordeal that he eventually wound up putting his feelings into song after looking up the meaning of her name. “It was a Yoruba name,” he explained via his SoundCloud page. “It means ‘Joy comes home.’ Can it get more perfect than that?” The result is a touching song that finds him pondering the cycle of life. While he admits that the song is just in its demo stages, its truthfully hard to tell thanks in part to the poignant lyrics. To further assist their friend in her time of need, David, along with other artists from the Atlanta community such as Deep Cotton and Miranda Nicole are joining forces to host a benefit concert to celebrate the recovery of this young spirit and to raise funds for her medical relief fund. For more information, click here to learn more about the event.