“I Will Be Loved”, a score 由 Michelle Shocked inspired 由 Monroe Painting 由 David Willardson
LOS ANGELES — Over fifty years after Marilyn Monroe’s untimely and unfortunate death, she still captivates the hearts of many, including Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked, who has penned an as-yet-unrecorded song, “I Will Be Loved”, inspired 由 a portrait 由 fine-art painter David Willardson, who has captured the pop 图标 in a striking painting. Shocked has made the song available through her website for just $5.00 as limited-edition sheet 音乐 with only 500 copies total.
“I always knew I would be beautiful if I were loved”, sings Shocked from the Marilyn-inspired song, “and I will be loved”.
Of course, 粉丝 know Marilyn Monroe as one of the most celebrated and enduring 图标 of all times. Although 粉丝 know Marilyn Monroe best as an actress, she also recorded at least three dozen songs related to the nearly 30 films she starred in.
Through the years, Monroe has inspired musicians, writers, and artists— like Madonna, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Joyce Carol Oates, Andy Warhol, David Willardson, and Michelle Shocked to name just a few – with her timeless glamour and extraordinary character.
David Willardson and Michelle Shocked have created a collection of works, titled “Indelible Women,” in which Willardson paints portraits of famous female 流行文化 图标 from the past century and Michelle brings the 图片 to life with her 诗歌 through songs written about each painting.
The Indelible Women include Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf, Georgia O'Keefe, Billie Holiday, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, and Michelle Shocked, herself
Shocked will release one song, from the work-in-progress Indelible Women project, each 月 this year— as sheet 音乐 only. She will start in February with the song inspired 由 Willardson’s painting of Monroe and end with a songbook with all ten scores in December.
Shocked announced the release in time for Valentine’s Day. 粉丝 know that this is not the first time Marilyn Monroe has been featured in Valentine’s 日 promos.
In the 1940’s, Marilyn Monroe was still Norma Jeane and she posed for a Valentine’s 日 promotion. Again, around 1949, 1951, 1954, and 1960, as Marilyn Monroe, she posed for other Valentine’s 日 照片 shoots. Monroe also posed in front of larger-than-life sheet 音乐 in 1952 at a party held 由 Fox.
Both Willardson’s painting of and Shocked’s score of Marilyn Monroe came to life within miles from Monroe’s backyard of sunny Los Angeles.
更多 relevant today than ever, Marilyn Monroe lived a life and left a legacy that continues to excite 粉丝 all over the world.
Sheet 音乐 here: link
Lips designed by David Willardson the rest by Cheryl Renee
David Willardson with his Marilyn Monroe painting in the background
The Marilyn Monroe portrait by David Willardson