My novel is unique because it comes with an accompanying novel soundtrack called ‘Hold on please, Emily: Songs of Hope.’ This EP was performed by Kromatix_ (aka Matthew Isaacs) and is the first set of published songs I wrote from my musical portfolio. Books don’t typically have soundtracks, but this one does!
Several verses and the main chorus for ‘Songs of Hope‘ can be found in my novel, ‘Hold on please, Emily.’ It was a dream come true to have music attached to my book release.
I remember connecting with Matthew with the idea of turning my song lyrics from my novel to life. When Matthew learned about my project, he was instantly excited to be a part of my journey and campaign. I was thrilled to have him on board.
Matthew is a local artist from Toronto who is under the influence of soul. His amazing voice can be heard in our EP as I tell everyone that Kromatix_ is the voice of ‘Songs of Hope.’ This rising piano prodigy is the next big name in soul music and I am so grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate with him on this project. We’ve been friends for about three years, but we never would have imagined the opportunity to collaborate since we are both from two different worlds. I’m from the literature world and Matthew is from the music world, though both, surprisingly have their similarities and I’m glad I found a way to merge these two synergies together. We are both creatives, and it’s unreal how we’ve connected to create this album. But more importantly, I am so thankful for Matthew’s support throughout my self-publishing journey. It was his energy and positive vibes that kept me going when things got super tough along the way. Matthew has no idea how much he’s done to make everything possible.
The ‘Songs of Hope’ EP features three full-length singles. Each song highlights a different key theme discussed in the novel. These songs are intended to inspire everyone to #HoldOnToHope, so check out our music on Spotify today and add some inspiration to your playlist!
- I Know – When faced with grief and loss, we often wonder what’s next? Let this song help you cope through those feelings because you are not alone.
- That’s Hope, That’s Love – Walk through the whirlwind of emotions when faced with a cancer diagnosis and discover the power of love and hope.
- Nothing Else Matters – Life is unpredictable, but no matter what challenges we may face, we must find strength in ourselves and persevere to never give up on our dreams.