‘Featured Artist,’ Christina Perri, “A Thousand Years”

March 20th, 2012  |  by Nels Thoreson   |  Published in Songs of the Day

Today’s “Featured Artist and Song of the Day” showcases Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s own, Christina Perri, with her song, “A Thousand Years,” which found it’s place on the soundtrack for the motion picture, The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn, Part 1, along with artists Iron and Wine, Angus and Julia Stone and The Belle Brigade, among others.  The song follows up to her incredible debut album, Lovestrong., which boasts the hit, “Jar of Hearts.”

Perri’s musical journey, thus far, is already a storied adventure.  The Philadelphia singer/songwriter packed up her belongings, headed to the West coast, got a job as a waitress at the Melrose Cafe in Beverley Hills, and struggled to break through in the music industry.  That, however, was to change.  Perri was working on an EP when she got in contact with a dance choreographer from the show, “So You Think You Can Dance.”  Her song, “Jar of Hearts,” was selected for the episode, and it blew up, with over 100,000 people downloading the song after she released the single, independently.  The song flew up the Billboard Top 40, awarded Perri a record deal with Atlantic Records, and the song became the hit of her debut album, Lovestrong..

Perri is now set to embark on a tour taking her throughout the US and to Europe.  Be sure to check out the dates and catch a show.

These words find their place in the song, “A Thousand Years,”

“Heart beats fast
Colors and promises
How to be brave
How can I love when I’m afraid to fall
But watching you stand alone
All of my doubt suddenly goes away somehowOne step closer

[Chorus:]

I have died everyday waiting for you
Darling don’t be afraid I have loved you
For a thousand years
I’ll love you for a thousand more

Time stands still
Beauty in all she is
I will be brave
I will not let anything take away
What’s standing in front of me
Every breath
Every hour has come to this

One step closer…”

For updates, tour dates, and other news click on her website, you can buy her music on iTunes, and follow her on her Facebook Page.  Until the next time you’ll be able to see a show or listen to her, here is Christina Perri, with her song, “A Thousand Years,” (video done by Elliott Sellers), enjoy,

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