Michelle Willis is someone who is evolving into a rose in music. Just like the rose, she has opened up her brilliance for all to see in the form of her writing. Once the rose has opened, everyone can see the beauty it held inside. Through Michelle’s songwriting, who she is inside is showing through for everyone to see. You can turn a rose in any direction and you may find a little imperfection. But this only adds to the character of the rose, making it ever more appealing. This all holds true for Michelle no matter how you look at her. The things she has experienced in life may have some imperfections in it, but it’s these things that has created a new rose in music. And when you look out over a field you may see many colors of roses, and when you listen to Michelle’s music, you see the many colors she posses. Michelle is the new rose of music and with each new song she writes, she becomes even more vibrant. Once people began to see the beauty of a rose everyone wanted one, and the same holds true for Michelle. With each new song Michelle releases more and more people are wanting and waiting for more. They have discovered a new rose; Michelle Willis
Michelle has been doing a great deal of writing and recording over the past year letting people know a little more who Michelle is inside. She says all of her music does come from a special place in her heart. “The feelings in my song Dizzy Love, I’m actually going through them right now” Michelle says. There’s a guy she has had feelings for, and the intensity of her feelings are so overwhelming that they make her, dizzy. Her song Fallen Angel has to do with the peer pressure that she and other teens go through. She wanted to express her feelings, and she was able to do it in Fallen Angel. Unfortunately Michelle was horribly bullied in elementary school. She says this was a very tough time for her. Can’t Rain Forever is a song that came from those memories. “From about third grade to fifth, I was bullied horribly. I was an outcast; alone” said Michelle. She wanted a way to use her stored up anger from bullying to help other people; which happens to be a passion of her’s. Out of her experience came an uplifting and reassuring song, Can’t Rain Forever.
Other than beauty from a rose, there’s the magic it holds to warm a heart or to lift up someone’s day. Michelle posses these very same traits. Can’t Rain Forever is a powerful song and this song of Michelle’s is finding its way into people’s hearts. Michelle says she has had several people come up to her after performing that song and express how much it helped them through a hard time. “A little girl came up to me and told me how she was being bullied at school, and how my song gave her hope” Michelle said. Michelle says this has become her favorite reaction from an audience member because it filled her heart with joy to know her song put a smile on that little girl’s face and convinced her to push forward.
Songwriting is an ongoing process for Michelle with several songs in the making right now. One of these songs is about her crush who she cannot seem to get off her mind. Another is just a laid back song about having fun and living in the moment. She is also working on a CD, so be on the lookout for that.
Michelle has two music videos to be released in the next few weeks. She also has several new songs that will be released soon as well. Also she has several Christmas performances coming up and fans can keep up with all of that on her website, WWW.MichelleWillisMusic.com.
There will be a new web series starting in the next month or so-called, Lilac. Michelle will be the musical voice for the series. She also wrote a song for Lilac, called Broken Sky. The series is about a ten year old homeless girl. The girl acts like a Robin-hood figure for young children. She saves the children from injustice like bullying, abuse, and neglect. You don’t want to miss this when it comes out.
Michelle has been very busy writing and recording, but she also has been busy on stage. She has always loved performing for charities and one that she has grown to like very well is the Tunes For Tots. Michelle says what this organization does for kids is great and would like to see more of this kind of thing. Performing at events like this allows her to see how her music can reel in people to donate, even if it is just a couple of dollars. She gets to see the change her music is making first hand. Michelle looks forward to working with them more in the future.
Other than Tunes For Tots Michelle has performed this past year at: Girls on the Run, Simon Youth Foundation, St. Mary’s fundraiser for disabled adult school, and Alexandra Museum of Art. Michelle is always reaching out to help others in some way.
Michelle is someone who is being found more and more in people’s music garden. People are seeing how much diversity she has in her music. Just like the many colors of the rose, people always find something they like that brightens their day. When someone like Michelle can share what and who they are inside, the more they connect and make a difference in the lives of others. Michelle is what an artist is all about, being able to touch someone. Just like that little girl, Michelle will put a smile on your face as well. What a beautiful rose Michelle is!