MICHAEL MEDRANO & STEVE GRAND, “Heal”
It might be a difficult song to get through if you’ve just had a break up of some sort, but “Heal” is a beautiful ode to the confusing feelings resulting from a particularly tumultuous relationship. It’s from L.A. newcomer Michael Medrano who includes Chicago’s Steve Grand to help sing the story. Each’s voices play off each other so well that you’re not sure if they are part of the same relationship or incorporating their own story within the song. And with the electronic backdrop, it’s a splendidly diverse musical setting for Steve, who nearly 5 years ago released “All American Boy” to another kind of audience, and has since moved away from that sound to more classic pop and rock, with a new album coming soon. “Heal” is an intensely beautiful song despite the harsh source of its setting. Add it to your Sad But Hopeful Songs playlist using the Spotify link above.