"Better Days" by Mary Ozaraga is out on streaming platforms
Mary began sharing her music during the lockdowns in 2020, eventually releasing 3 singles & a 3 track Christmas EP in 2021. Her playfulness and musical influences are seen in how she experiments with song styles, ranging from folk/singer-songwriter to rap/rhythmic to alternative/symphonic rock. Her background as a drummer is evident in her rhythmic guitar playing, her songwriting and in her singing style.
Even with varied musical influences, she continues to search for the music of her country's history with a hope to one day raise up worship with music that is now almost completely forgotten.
Her summer song, "Better Days" was written to encourage a friend who was going through depression. The verses talk about the ugly side of it, the pre-chorus talks about seeking help, and the chorus lifts it up to hold on to God's promises and truth: the greatest anchors against the waves of depression.
The big factor in creating that atmosphere is the reggaeton beat, the kind of beat that gets you to get up and dance. As with the rest of the production, the goal is to bring summer hope into the winter of our souls.
Music and Lyrics: Mary Ozaraga
Producer: Alain Lee Godornes (Shelter Studios)
Mixed and Master: Shelter Studios