Lindsay White’s newest track “The Funeral” was released Wednesday, Dec. 18.
San Diego singer-songwriter Lindsay White just released her latest single, The Funeral, an ode to late musician Jeffrey Joe Morin.
Morin, a San Diego songwriter who was a close friend of White’s, died in 2017. Though somber in theme, the song’s release is cause for quiet celebration, as White captures her mourning in a beautiful, three-minute acoustic song.
The song’s lyrical style was inspired by the book, The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom. The book — which was a San Diego Songwriters Book Club selection — focuses on the death of the main character, narrated by loved ones attending his funeral who share stories about him.
“I had just lost my mom when I read the book, and the idea of survivors sharing stories of the dead as a way to honor and remember them resonated with me,” White said, adding that Morin’s death happened a few months later.
“The guy (Morin) taught me to spit gratitude at pain. I was on tour when I got word that he passed, and one of the ways I processed grief in those weary west coast weeks was by starting each show with this song,” she continued.
The single’s official video displays a slideshow of deeply personal messages exchanged between the two, ranging from light-hearted and chuckle-worthy, to powerful and serious.