The music video for Melisha's new song was shot outside the Brewhouse, where she has her studio, filmed by Nadja Itäsaari. She was playing the piano in the snow and it was really cold, but think how cold it must be to be homeless. It is estimated that 150 million people are homeless worldwide and in Gothenburg alone today 3161 people live in homelessness. Almost 600 of them are children. They are referred to emergency accommodation, shelters, hostels and other temporary solutions. Melisha hopes this song will inspire Christmas gifts in the form of donations to relief organizations. Below you can also listen to Melisha's collaboration with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in a new version of "Nu tändas tusen juleljus".
"This is a song about a homeless Roma girl I met a few years ago with a small child. She and her son lived with me until I could help her with money to travel to her parents. I could help her because I could speak Romani with her. I wrote the song about her because I wanted to raise this important topic, especially now before Christmas. With this release, I want to ask you to help and donate money to your local organizations that help homeless people." says Melisha.
The proceeds from this release will be donated to the Rescue Mission (see info below), but Melisha will also donate money there for Christmas.
Having a home is something many people take for granted and imagining what life would be like without it is very difficult. With this song, she hopes to inspire Christmas gifts in the form of donations to aid organizations.
The rescue mission is an organization that conducts both emergency efforts and long-term work to create change in these people's lives. If you live in Sweden, Melisha hopes that this song will encourage you to help them via their Swish 900 44 41, Bankgiro 900-4441 or Plusgiro 90 04 44-1.
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Also listen to Melisha's collaboration with the Gothenburg Symphony - a new own version of "Now a thousand Christmas lights are lit":
Horn soloist: Lene Aadalen Skomedal.
Why release the song on December 13?
It is a unique Swedish phenomenon to celebrate "Lucia" on December 13. On this day, Lucia Day - also called Saint Lucy's day - can be traced back to the 4th century. A Christian feast day, it commemorates the martyr Lucia of Syracuse, who, as legend has it, brought food to Christians hiding in Roman catacombs and lit her up with a garland of candles on her head.