Life was never perfect growing up. Even to this day, it probably won’t ever be perfect but he made it seem that way. That picture there to the left, that’s my dad when he was 18 years old, taken when he served with the Royal Lao Air Force / US Air Force Ally. I get my singing abilities from Momma C, but from my appearance, to my demeanor, to my lifestyle… it comes from the inspirations of my dad. He carried an aura around him that even in the darkest times, he’s able to make light of all situations.
In 2008, my dad lost a hard fought battle to cancer. He was my hero; strong, humble, noble, inspirational, everything that I hope to be as a person.
I wrote the remix to Airplanes to honor is character, to immortalize my memories of him. I didn’t think I would get emotional but I was wrong. This song took every bit of strength for me to record in studio. I listened to this song nearly everyday for 3 straight months after it was recorded. It helped me regain my strength because the thought of the way he lived, brings him back every time. Anyone that has recently lost a loved one, I hope this helps you through.