The story behind Inbal is truly heartwarming, just like her music. She was born in Israel and as a child she never saw much else and she had no money growing up. One thing that kept her going was the music and when she grew up to a young adult her music brought her from a life in poverty all the way through Julliard. She has since been performing her music non-stop on stage all over the world.
After working alongside the Deetown Entertainment producer Bryan Spitzer, Inbal recorded her first EP, Baby Blue.
This is when I noticed her talents. I, and many with me, sometimes suffer from a bad mood, may it be anger, depression or just generally feeling down. In times like that I seek out music that moves me, makes me feel. It doesn’t have to be cheer-me-up music, it can be any kind of emotion really. Baby Blue came to my rescue, starting off with a rather depressing note about missing a loved one, but quickly moves over to showing that the singer is ok with it and is learning to live with missing someone.
The song transforms into a supporting song towards the chorus, where the singer tells the listener (now acting as the loved one) to dry their tears and that everything will be ok, that the two of you will meet again and make it through.
It’s a song about not letting distances destroy friendships, that there are ways to keep going even if you can’t see each other. If you just hang in there and try your hardest, you will both get through it in the end.
I can’t help but feel that there is something Inbal tries to tell about her own life here, that the friends and family she left in Israel, or any other place that she has now moved away from, are supposed to be the subjects of the song. For my own sake, I can really see myself in Baby Blue, as I am about to move to another country and therefore have to leave everyone I’ve ever known behind, but it is for something I feel I have to do. My friends, my family, they will always be there and I can see them again. Moving is not the end of any friendship, because the distance on earth is much larger than the distance in the heart.
Baby Blue has helped me through a rough time and I hope that everyone who reads this will listen to it too, as often as I do, because it is one of the best songs I’ve heard this year.