Singer-songwriter Ollie Wade releases refreshing, original track ‘Hero’. An acoustic pop wonder with subtle folk elements, the new single has already accumulated over 109,000 streams over on Spotify.
On the release, Ollie Wade mentioned, “It’s only natural that we rely on our parents being there for us, fixing our problems, easing our anxieties, picking us up when we fall or break down… it’s easy to forget that they too endure the same issues, unaided. It came as a shock to me when I began to see the “cracks” starting to show in the strongest man I know – my own Father. Anxiety can affect anyone, at any age – and it needn’t be a significant event that kicks it off. It’s often a gradual build up over time, hidden away until it eventually reaches the surface.
It was tough seeing my Father trying to hide it from me. He didn’t want to “worry” me. He didn’t want to “add to my problems.” He kept it to himself and internalised it, wouldn’t discuss it, when all I wanted was to comfort him and repay the 20+ years of support, guidance and love he has given me. So, I wrote ‘Hero’ as a plea to my Dad – to let me in, to know it’s OK not to be OK. The last line of the chorus says it all: “You’re only human; we’re just the same.”
‘Hero’ is a passionate song with an emotive message that not all heroes wear capes.