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February 06, 2013  | by: Jennifer Chien
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Although she is best known for her breathtaking track “A Thousand Years,” featured in Breaking Dawn, Christina Perri definitely deserves a lot more credit than she’s given. Recently, this soulful songtress wrote and performed a song dedicated to the charity “To Write Love on Her Arms“. 

To Write Love on Her Arms” (TWLOHA) is a “non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide.” Their annual event, Heavy and Light, is similar to a concert, described as an evening of “songs, conversation, and hope… it is an inspiring attempt to move and encourage people… to stay alive and get the help they need.” It is not a benefit show, although there is definitely a great cause behind the concerts.

Christina has performed for the set of the TWLOHA charity tour, and she wrote a song specifically for the cause. “I Believe” is an incredibly inspiring ballad, which beautifully touches upon TWLOHA’s mission statement, to never give up. The song lyrics are deep and meaningful, and definitely speaks out to those who are in a bad place, giving them a sense of hope to recovery. With this powerful ballad, she definitely reminded me of what great music should be, in amidst of the world consumed by mainstream music, written for money making purposes. More artists should aim to create music to inspire the world, no matter the cause.

Check out her live performance below. I love that she invites the audience to sing with her, it’s inspiring, even virtually.

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