Winona Oak Returns With New Song “With Or Without You”
Swedish singer-songwriter Winona Oak returned with a new song “With Or Without You” on October 20, 2023.
The song is her first music since the 2022 album “Island of the Sun”. Also it is the first single under her new label Nettwerk.
The song is dedicated to her mother, who passed away earlier this year.
The track was written at the end of 2022 when Winona Oak was adjusting to the fact that she would lose her mother after many years of illness from terminal cancer, and it addresses her unfathomable loss, her love for her mother, and her gratitude for being her daughter.
As part of the release, she will donate some of the track's proceeds to the Swedish Cancer Institute.
- Winona Oak said of the song, “'With or without you' is one of the most personal songs I've ever written. I was 14 years old when my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and the doctors gave her a maximum of 5 years to live. I always knew that she was one of a kind, more stubborn and hopeful than anyone I've ever known. Of course, she proved everyone wrong and lived 3 times longer than all the doctors predicted. She would smile at me and tell me not to worry 'I got this, there's always a sun behind the clouds'”.
She continued, “As I'm sitting here in the darkness, in the middle of my grief after finally losing her earlier this year, it's impossible to imagine a life without her. And in the midst of it all, I'm still so grateful to be her daughter, still so grateful for all the love that she gave me. I lost someone that's irreplaceable for me and with this song I'll let you into the most broken corners of my heart. Some will say I turned my pain into art.”
Winona Oak shared on socia media, “I release my new song, “With or without you” dedicated to my beautiful mom. It's one of the most personal songs I've ever written. I lost someone that's irreplaceable for me and with this song I'll let you into the most broken corners of my heart. We have a long way to go to defeat cancer and much more research is needed. As of today, I'm starting a fundraiser here on Instagram and all donations go straight to cancer research. I will also start a fundraiser in my mothers name. In order to make new discoveries, run clinical trials and win the fight against cancer more funding is needed. Every contribution brings us closer to a cure. Together we can make a change.”
- source : Apple Music