A proud Oregonian whose Pacific Northwest roots can be felt in her ethereal, melancholic, sound, Sharaya Summers spent her twenties pursuing her songwriting craft, ultimately bringing her to Nashville. She later spent eight years living in Los Angeles and toured alongside Houndmouth, Ella Vos, and Milo Greene, with her music being featured in acclaimed TV shows like Gossip Girl and Pretty Little Liars.
Now in 2023, after some substantial life changes, Summers is gearing up to share her most vulnerable work to date. Later this year, Summers is slated to bring listeners into her ever-evolving world as she settles into motherhood, reckons with a struggling marriage, and strives to embrace true self-love.
Today, Summers released her fragile, poignant track “Forever You & Me” with a forthcoming album of the same name due out later this year. The track is a gentle reminder of life’s fleeting nature and to hold loved ones close in the present moment.
“Forever You & Me” emerged after Summers returned from her grandmother’s funeral; watching her grandfather observe the slideshow of her life, left shattered in the church pew. This image, of being left alone with a lifetime of memories, haunted her. Opening up about the personal meaning of the track, Summers shares, “As I prepare to release this track I face separation and possible divorce from my partner of 6 years. We have 2 beautiful babies, and have made some incredible memories.” Changes in her personal life have allowed the song to take a new shape over time, as its meaning and life evolves. “The lyrics to this song have taken on new meaning for me.” She continues, “Whether love is lost in life or death, it is something we can never fully prepare for. All we have is the present, so make the moments count.” Though the subject matter can be dark, Summers is determined to conjure pieces of hope and light as she looks ahead to the future.
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