By Don Heckman
When iRoM’s London-based, European correspondent Ella Leya told me she’d written a song for her ambitious teen-age son, Micah, I was intrigued. I knew Ella was a gifted singer/songwriter – her songs have been featured on such films and TV shows as Ocean’s Twelve, PU-239, My Sassy Girl, Dirty Sexy Money, and Samantha Who. But I didn’t know that musical ambition had arrived in the next generation.
When she sent me a video of Micah doing the song, I was even more intrigued. I’m not familiar with the music aimed at young teen demographics, and I was surprised by the relatively mature subject matter of the song – until I discovered that today’s young teen music is not about prom nights and puppy love. And Micah, in his stoic, but charming way, tells the song’s story with exactly the right trace of detached intensity. Here’s a colorfully atmospheric video of Micah and the song. Posted on a special day.
Happy birthday Micah…