2020 was a difficult year for all people; a raging pandemic that killed 2.3 million people, unprecedented wildfires in California and Australia, a huge blast in Beirut that destroyed half the city, and racial tensions everywhere. The Hope piano compilation album was born of the idea to bring together 12 well-established pianists from across the globe and spread a message of hope through music, each in his own way. – Jean-Paul Zoghbi
Todays piano artist from the Hope album is Catty.L, born in china but now located in Tokyo, Japan. Catty started playing the piano at the age of three and made her first songs at the age of 15. She also plays the accordion.
Nostalgia was released as a single on March 26, and is also a part of the album “HOPE”.
Tell us something about your track Nostalgia!
I actually wrote this song for a scene in movie Cinema Paradiso.
After Toto’s return from the military, old Alfredo tells him their hometown is too small for a young person like Toto, he urges Toto to leave permanently to find his dream.
I was touched by the scene. Although later old Alfredo tells Toto that he must never give in to nostalgia, never look back or return, I know Toto always have a place for his hometown in his heart, he’s taking it and keep moving forward, and finally becomes a successful filmmaker.
2020 was a different and difficult time for everyone. Sometimes maybe it feels the world is getting worse and worse, maybe we lose the courage and confidence for chasing our dreams.
Thank you Catty!