The Story of An Angel and the Ballad “Love Will Heal” – OH.
on August 8, 2015 in
A short time after the release of the album, “Synemotion”. I went to the studio and laid down the instrumentals to a new song idea.
A close friend overheard it. Walked in and said, “That melody would make a good love song.”
“No, really,” they said, “Just strip out all the instruments and simplify the melody. It is for a love song.”
“No! I don’t know anything about love,” I said, pretty defiantly as I turned away.
My friend paused, looked at me with a mixture of concern and sadness and finally said, “You know what love is, of course you do.”
“Besides,” they said, “I’ve read some of that stuff you write in that black journal slash lyric book you have lying about.”
I felt a tinge of melancholy after that conversation. Over the next weeks, I dropped the song, and even though there were some great reviews about the new album, things were looking disheartening and uncertain.
Usually, at times like those I turn to my lyric book but it was nowhere in sight.
I asked my friend if they had seen it. They said no.
Four days later, the book was on my laptop with a note: “OH., you know what love is.”
The lyrics to a song called, “Love Will Heal” were on a sheet of white paper.
The words appeared strangely familiar.
I quickly flipped through my journal and it dawned on me that the song was composed of sentences from various entries all stitched and woven together.
Attached was my melody line from the previous song and an idea for pre-chorus and chorus for the piano.
It did not take me long to figure out what “angel” did this. They told me later they felt moved, dropped everything they were doing for days and nights as the song pieced together.
I hope you find this song as beautiful as I do. I am not sure yet if this will, be part of an EP next spring or this song just stands on its own for what it is, but I feel certain it had to come out now as it is and that this song could help others heal their souls as much as it did for me.
“Love Will Heal” is a love song to Self. Its powerful lyrics and melody are applicable to interpersonal relationships of all kinds. Its essence though is a reminder that we all “know what love is” and it isn’t a matter of having faith, but knowing it within oneself first and then experiencing it with others. – OH.
“Love Will Heal” is available for pre-order now on Bandcamp and will soon be released in all digital stores and a lyric video on YouTube on August 24, 2015.
Multi-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.
The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK
The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.
“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.
This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.
Available on Bandcamp