ARTIST: Helen McCreary
SONG: “Heart Beats”
Hometown: Melbourne, Florida by way of Cazenovia, New York
Current Location: Brooklyn, New York
Ambitions: Write great music, play it with good people, travel the world, and do some cool archaeology along the way!
Turn offs: Entitlement, disrespect
Turn ons: Ambition, work ethic, kindness
Dream gig: An NPR Tiny Desk Concert!
Favorite lyric: “The hours that were yours echo like empty rooms. Thoughts we used to share I now keep alone.” – “No Regrets” by Tom Rush
Song I wish I wrote: “Colors” by Amos Lee
5 people I’d most like to have dinner with: My grandfather, Benjamin Franklin, Beryl Markham (badass female aviator), Gotye, and Brandi Carlile
My favorite concert experience: Shakey Graves at Irving Plaza in New York. I was right up front, and he and his band were ROCKING OUT. So inspiring.
I wrote this song because: I’ve always been a little afraid of the dark. My worries and fears like to rear their heads when everyone else is asleep. This song is about lying next to someone you love and worrying about the future.