“I Will Be Loved”, a score 의해 Michelle Shocked inspired 의해 Monroe Painting 의해 David Willardson

LOS ANGELES — Over fifty years after Marilyn Monroe’s untimely and unfortunate death, she still captivates the hearts of many, including Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked, who has penned an as-yet-unrecorded song, “I Will Be Loved”, inspired 의해 a portrait 의해 fine-art painter David Willardson, who has captured the pop 아이콘 in a striking painting. Shocked has made the song available through her website for just $5.00 as limited-edition sheet 음악 with only 500 copies total.
“I always knew I would be beautiful if I were loved”, sings Shocked from the Marilyn-inspired song, “and I will be loved”.
Of course, 팬 know Marilyn Monroe as one of the most celebrated and enduring 아이콘 of all times. Although 팬 know Marilyn Monroe best as an actress, she also recorded at least three dozen songs related to the nearly 30 films she starred in.

Through the years, Monroe has inspired musicians, writers, and artists— like Madonna, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Joyce Carol Oates, Andy Warhol, David Willardson, and Michelle Shocked to name just a few – with her timeless glamour and extraordinary character.

David Willardson and Michelle Shocked have created a collection of works, titled “Indelible Women,” in which Willardson paints portraits of famous female 팝 문화 아이콘 from the past century and Michelle brings the 이미지 to life with her 시 through songs written about each painting.

The Indelible Women include Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf, Georgia O'Keefe, Billie Holiday, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, and Michelle Shocked, herself

Shocked will release one song, from the work-in-progress Indelible Women project, each 월 this year— as sheet 음악 only. She will start in February with the song inspired 의해 Willardson’s painting of Monroe and end with a songbook with all ten scores in December.

Shocked announced the release in time for Valentine’s Day. 팬 know that this is not the first time Marilyn Monroe has been featured in Valentine’s 일 promos.

In the 1940’s, Marilyn Monroe was still Norma Jeane and she posed for a Valentine’s 일 promotion. Again, around 1949, 1951, 1954, and 1960, as Marilyn Monroe, she posed for other Valentine’s 일 사진 shoots. Monroe also posed in front of larger-than-life sheet 음악 in 1952 at a party held 의해 Fox.

Both Willardson’s painting of and Shocked’s score of Marilyn Monroe came to life within miles from Monroe’s backyard of sunny Los Angeles.

더 많이 relevant today than ever, Marilyn Monroe lived a life and left a legacy that continues to excite 팬 all over the world.


Sheet 음악 here:
Lips designed 의해 David Willardson the rest 의해 Cheryl Renee
David Willardson with his Marilyn Monroe painting in the background
The Marilyn Monroe portrait 의해 David Willardson