Before the closing of my live show in December 2018, performers came together as a group and sang a new song I wrote for the event-Keep Shining-an expressive anthem inspired by artists' stories, a vital reminder to never give up. While I voiced my inner fears, doubts, questions and insecurities, our live performers kept repeating the chorus to "Keep Shining" as a powerful, uplifting counterpoint. I collaborated with our ‘lights in the darkness’ community, where more than 20 artists contributed their voices. The video is inspired by my own story and transformations struggling with rare chronic illness, disability and recovery.
Produced by: Scrote
Engineering, Editing, Arranging, Mixing: Scrote
Additional Engineering: Bill Mims @Alpha Road Studios
Mastering: Rainer Gembalczyk (Sienna Digital)
Recorded in San Mateo, California February 2019
Keep Shining © 2018 Lisa Sniderman/Aoede
Isaiah Gage (cello)
Scrote (guitar, piano, percussion)
David Sands (bass)
Lisa Sniderman (lead/background vocals, ukulele)
Nova Satori Dziubla
Anne Carol Mitchell
Producer, Script, Storyboard, Concept: Lisa Sniderman
Animation, Design, Modeling: Sisara Sanal (fiverr.com/sisarasanal)
Additional Modeling: vidavic (fiverr.com/vidavic)
© 2019 Lisa Sniderman/Aoede
AnneFebruary 25, 2019 - 7:13 pm ·
I love the community feel of it. All the many voices and the creative ways you mixed them. A beautiful facet of the Light in the Darkeness project.
FrancescaFebruary 25, 2019 - 7:28 pm ·
I’m stunned, such a beautiful song, all the vocals working together.
AnonymousFebruary 25, 2019 - 7:32 pm ·
Y’all have amazing inner childs. I hear it in the KEEP SHINING section.
Martha ReichFebruary 25, 2019 - 9:27 pm ·
Wow, it’s so creative! I love how you you combined all the voices and I really love the cello and your voice Lisa!
Beautiful project <3
Erin MaeFebruary 26, 2019 - 4:44 pm ·
This is a powerful work of art, Lisa. Thank you for all you did to bring it together. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of it. So special!
Teresa MarksFebruary 26, 2019 - 4:50 pm ·
How exciting to hear the completed song. So happy I could be a part of it. Thank you for involving us in your creativity! I keep catching myself singing the chorus throughout the day. 😉
Fran CarbonaroMarch 1, 2019 - 11:57 am ·
Speaking of “drowning” …… this is strangely serendipitous with the flooding in my town! Quite a watery feel to this track, very effective. Lisa, I especially liked how your voice was slowly soothed into silence by the gentle but persistent reminder of the chorus! So glad to be a part of this! Many thanks and may this work reach all who need it.
Martha ReichMarch 5, 2019 - 9:37 pm ·
I’m listening to your beautiful song again. I’m so grateful to be included in your shining creativity along with all the sweet voices ♥️ Thank you
Joanie CalemMarch 9, 2019 - 4:39 pm ·
Beautiful song Lisa!
RobertoAugust 17, 2020 - 12:32 pm ·
Wonderful and emotional!
alva nelsonAugust 19, 2020 - 6:35 pm ·
…..very touching……… Thank You for these gifts of music