Following on from the release of her highly-praised debut album 'Island In The Sun' last year, Winona Oak returns once again to deliver a brand new single.
The new track 'With Or Without You' marks her first piece of new material so far this year, and her debut offering on her new home at Nettwerk Records.
Speaking about the new outing, she said, “’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””.
“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.”
Have a listen to 'With Or Without You' in the player below.