“I want to use my art to be thought-provoking,” Grammy-nominated recording artist Antonique Smith told Conversations LIVE radio show this year, and she has definitely lived up to that mission. Her newest single ‘All We Really Have Is Now’ from her LOVE IS EVERYTHING EP couples the message of not just appreciating those around you but also your impact on the world.
The song says “The future’s just a promise that may change with the weather. The past is just a photo book, still I’m chasing forever. Why do I keep searching for something I’ve already found? All we really have is now.” Antonique says that her life now is all about “appreciating the moment and not worry about what I don’t have now. Tomorrow is not promised.” That message is played out in the video for the single ‘All We Really Have Is Now’ along with a powerful reminder of what human beings are doing to the place we call home, the Earth.
“The climate movement is not just about the polar bears and glaciers,” Antonique says. “In poor communities we’re dying from asthma and cancer because of the pollution in our air and our water.” It is because of that reality that she wants to use the platform given to her to shine a light on these issues. “Those are the kind of things that I am passionate about: sharing messages to help them (her listeners) remember what is really important.”
Antonique says that love is the most powerful force in the world, but it’s the one we use the least. She hopes to do her part to change that one song, one performance at a time. Get Antonique’s EP LOVE IS EVERYTHING on Amazon here. Stay connected with her through her website.