Being vulnerable can be really scary. Even just the idea of putting thoughts into a private space, like a journal, can make you feel really exposed. Now imagine taking the thoughts in your journal and sharing them with the world? That's what We Three has made a career of. The sibling band from McMinnville, Oregon, sings about their insecurities, doubts, fears and darkest moments. You might remember them first from their appearance on America's Got Talent in 2018, when they sang Heaven's Not Too Far, a song written from the perspective of their mother, who passed away from cancer a few years ago. Like most songs they've released since then, it's beautiful, heartbreaking, and just very human.
Of course, that audition was only the beginning of We Three sharing their vulnerability with the world through their music. Since then, they’ve opened up about so many more of their emotions and insecurities in song after song, connecting with an audience across the world and spreading the message that we all have struggles but we can get through them.
In this episode, we talk to We Three about the stories behind some of their vulnerable lyrics and how it feels to share their deepest feelings with the world.
Some of their songs do discuss serious topics, including suicidal ideation. So as always, if you are experiencing some of those feelings yourself, please reach out to a professional for help. You can *always reach The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255.
Links for We Three:
Watch We Three's Dear, Paranoia Virtual Show
Attend (virtually) the Lines for Life Gala
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