Certain events will touch musicians in certain ways. When a successful and seemingly happy artist takes their own life it leaves us all with a lot of questions. The untimely death of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington hit home for a lot of us. Any Linkin Park fan knows all too well the song “My December”. It is a beautiful track but diving into the lyrics gives a glimpse at a rough time in the singer’s life. Our friend Jennifer Hope is now using the song to raise awareness and contributions for Music for Relief’s One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington.
We have featured the alternative singer-songwriter before for her own music as well as innovative renditions of popular songs such as “Bring Me To Life” by Evanescence last year. The vocals of Jennifer Hope show a true talent that needs to be heard.
Now Jennifer is using her skills for a cause that is dear to her. She had been working on recording her own version of “My December” for much of 2017 and actually completed it in July. The passing of Chester Bennington happened soon after. There was a fate there that let Jennifer Hope know there was more to this than just recording a dark cover song. It had to be a sign.
The plan is to use her version of the song to raise money for the One More Light Fund through a GoFundMe campaign. A donation as small as $1 will get you a download code to own the Jennifer Hope version of “My December”. The goal is to raise $1000 for the charity in Chester’s name.
Music for Relief is a nonprofit organization, which was founded by the band Linkin Park in 2004 and is comprised of musicians, music industry professionals, and music fans.
Since inception in 2005 Music for Relief has raised over $9 million for survivors of multiple natural disasters. Music for Relief has now established the One More Light Fund in memory of Chester Bennington. The fund will honor his generous spirit and desire to help others. Every bit helps especially when reaching someone at a point in their life when things look bleak.
Let “My December” motivate you to help the cause
The original version of “My December” is a fantastic emotional song. The Jennifer Hope version seems to add even more heartfelt emotion with its pretty piano background and ethereal soaring sounds. The spoken word backing vocals let us dive even deeper into the song.
Please step up to help the One More Light Fund and own a great piece of music as a thank you for your help. Go to the Campaign HERE to get a preview of the song and donate what you can.
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