Boyle Heights, CA – June 28, 2022 – Popular California-based rock band ONAÍROS has released their latest emotional single. Dedicated to the memory of a college friend of lead singer, Jesse Soriano, She Sang…Behold the Shield and the Armor is an impassioned song of remembrance. While in her early 20’s, Soriano’s friend, Janet Tsang, passed away due to complications from Lupus, a cruel autoimmune disease with a constellation of symptoms that affects more than 1.5 million Americans.
She Sang…Behold the Shield and Armor starts off gentle and folk music-like and slowly builds to a passionate crescendo that moves into a spiritual rock ballad. The lyrics “recreate the future and release the past” intertwines a story of powerful memories of the past mixed with an understanding that there must be an acceptance that the future lies ahead. The song’s chorus is a subtle nod to the biblical invocation to submit to the will of God and put on the armor of God and take up the shield of faith. For lead singer and guitarist, Jesse Soriano, who often connects with audiences online not only through his music but through his spiritual beliefs, writing the song was cathartic.
“I called the new album Music Medicine because I wanted to communicate the healing power music can have,” explains Soriano. “For a long time, many of us struggled with the fact that we lost our friend so young. It has been hard not to want to live in the past with the memories and innocence of youth where we couldn’t imagine bad things happening to the people we love. It was only through writing the single and producing the album that I was able to put my pain into perspective. We all have to accept that though Janet is gone from our physical presence, she’ll always be in our memories and we must, as the song says, accept the shield of faith and the knowledge we’ll see her again one day.”
On July 21, 2022, ONAÍROS will release their latest album, Music Medicine. Along with the title track, She Sang…Behold the Shield and Armor, which was officially released on June 19, 2022, will be the previously released single, Think About It.
For more information about ONAÍROS, their latest releases, and upcoming concerts and fundraisers, please visit www.onairosmusic.com.