#ARETHAFRANKLIN | Rest In Eternal Peace! ❤️
Today we lost another Special Legend! A Queen!
She paved the way!
She has been paving the way!
She will continue to pave the way!
✨ What a gift you blessed us all with - the voice, the songs, the wisdom, the truth, you!! Thank You! We will miss you! Be at rest & may your family find comfort in remembering you & the great effect you had in music! Aretha, your music will live on!
"In her voice, we could feel our history, all of it and in every shade—our power and our pain, our darkness and our light, our quest for redemption and our hard-won respect." - President Obama and Michelle Obama
My dear friend and co-author of my upcoming autobiography, David Ritz, wrote this amazing Aretha tribute published by @rollingstone today: "Her reign would never end. The power of her voice would never diminish. The pure joy of her artistry would last forever. And it will." To the one and only Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin.... your genius and music will live forever in our hearts. ✨🙏🏽✨
Aretha has always been a large part of my curriculum. Listening to her music, singing her songs, identifying with her words and her life that she allowed us to share in, have all added to my education as a singer and songwriter. My father Seth who has taught for over 50 years, couldn’t help but dissect each singers voice when listening to their songs... it was a part of who he was, BUT- I can remember driving down 3rd street in LA, playing “this is the house that jack built” and listening to him sing along... was a rare sight. He didn’t have much to say. Aretha was perfection. When a student would leave the studio after their lesson he would always remind them to listen to Aretha. Aretha, YOU ARE THE STANDARD. Rest In Peace and Power. This one really hurts. But thank you, thank you, thank you. #arethafranklin
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the story never ends — @lauvsongs (TAG HIM PLS TY!) lauv is such an iconic singer and producer and I have fallen in love with every song on “i met you when i was 18”. Leave any suggestions below 🙋♂️🧢💎🦋🌎🏙📥💙