Is it cliche to say platinum artist Jewel’s official ‘No More Tears’ music video is an absolute gem? Maybe. Are we obligated to say it anyway because it’s the gospel truth? You bet.
Even if you’re not a self-proclaimed Jewel fan, you most definitely know her music. Every 90s playlist is required by law to feature at least two of her songs (for instance, ‘Who Will Save Your Soul’ and ‘You Were Meant for Me’). Those are the rules. We don’t make them.
She’s a hallmarked part of the 90s and 2000s, right up there with VHS tapes, Furby, and bedazzled denim. But unlike outdated tech and bad fashion, Jewel’s stayed relevant through the years.
Our gal’s been laying pretty low in the music industry since her 2015 studio album Picking Up the Pieces. But that doesn’t mean she hasn’t been busy. Her latest project is the groundbreaking documentary Lost in America.
Specifically, Jewel serves as the film’s executive producer alongside A-list names like Halle Berry, Rosario Dawson, and others. The documentary is the first of its kind to take an in-depth look at the issues of youth homelessness in America.
Jewel’s brand new ‘No More Tears’ features raw and honest vocals, painting the perfect backdrop for Lost in America, from the melancholy piano to the hopeful, hymn-like lyrics. Jewel has once again hammered out the soulful, powerhouse vocals we know her for.
Put simply, ‘No More Tears’ is an anthem for the beat-down and broken. It features the vulnerable lyrics we’ve come to love her for, delivered with more intensity and spirit than ever before.
I mean, she hits the high notes, the low notes, and everything in-between.
If you’ve listened to the ‘No More Tears’ track, you can feel this woman singing straight from the heart. And for good reason. Jewel’s passion for addressing youth homelessness comes from her own life experience.
At 15, she escaped an abusive home, moved to the big city, and ended up on the streets. She was still homeless when she busted into the music industry with a Grammy-nominated, 12-times platinum debut album.
She’s tough as diamonds to say the least. Now, she’s a multi-platinum artist who’s helping give a voice to the estimated 1.7 million homeless youth of America.
When I was a kid, Jewel’s music always hit like the sage advice of the older sister I never had. Something about her lyrics and performances always said, Hey, I see you—you’re not alone.
Between the empowered lyrics of ‘No More Tears’ and the raw artistry of its writer, we’re hyped to see that’s still the case 25 years later.
You can stream ‘No More Tears’ on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Google Play, and YouTube.
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