Up and coming NYC singer/songwriter Alice BrightSky is not only making waves with her melodic, heartfelt tunes, she is also giving back through her music. Alice has chosen to work with Half The Sky, an organization that aims to end the oppression of women and girls worldwide and turn that oppression into opportunity.
Half of the proceeds made from Alice’s new LP, Box of Me, purchased on ReverbNation will go to the charity. Half The Sky tackles sex trafficking, forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality head on, providing real solutions to real problems faced by women all over the globe.
Aside from proceeds going to a wonderful cause being a good reason to purchase the album, Box of Me is worth every penny in itself. BrightSky’s sound is eclectic but beautiful and crosses genres by blending folk, electronica, soul, R&B, rock, and funk. Her lyrics are thoughtful and tell a story. Below are some of Alice BrightSky’s remarks on her music and working with Half The Sky.
Q: How did you become affiliated with Half the Sky, and what inspired you to work with the organization?
A: I have been a member of ReverbNation for a couple years now, and when I put out my album this past May, I saw they offered the opportunity to donate a portion of music proceeds to a few different charities. Half The Sky really struck a chord with me. In our hectic, modern lives it’s easy to feel removed from what may seem like random atrocities in far off places we hear only murmurs of in the news. But organizations like Half The Sky are working on raising awareness that the subjugation of women and girls, rape and other forms of abuse actually happen with surprising regularity and predictability in some areas of the world. They make it harder to ignore and feel okay about not contributing to the movement for change.
Q: What is the song writing process like for you?