“I Will Be Loved”, a score দ্বারা Michelle Shocked inspired দ্বারা Monroe Painting দ্বারা David Willardson

LOS ANGELES — Over fifty years after Marilyn Monroe’s untimely and unfortunate death, she still captivates the hearts of many, including Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked, who has penned an as-yet-unrecorded song, “I Will Be Loved”, inspired দ্বারা a portrait দ্বারা fine-art painter David Willardson, who has captured the pop প্রতীকী in a striking painting. Shocked has made the song available through her website for just $5.00 as limited-edition sheet সঙ্গীত with only 500 copies total.
“I always knew I would be beautiful if I were loved”, sings Shocked from the Marilyn-inspired song, “and I will be loved”.
Of course, অনুরাগী know Marilyn Monroe as one of the most celebrated and enduring প্রতীকী of all times. Although অনুরাগী know Marilyn Monroe best as an actress, she also recorded at least three dozen songs related to the nearly 30 films she starred in.

Through the years, Monroe has inspired musicians, writers, and artists— like Madonna, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Joyce Carol Oates, Andy Warhol, David Willardson, and Michelle Shocked to name just a few – with her timeless glamour and extraordinary character.

David Willardson and Michelle Shocked have created a collection of works, titled “Indelible Women,” in which Willardson paints portraits of famous female পপ সংস্কৃতি প্রতীকী from the past century and Michelle brings the প্রতিমূর্তি to life with her কবিতা through songs written about each painting.

The Indelible Women include Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Ella Fitzgerald, Frida Kahlo, Virginia Woolf, Georgia O'Keefe, Billie Holiday, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank, and Michelle Shocked, herself

Shocked will release one song, from the work-in-progress Indelible Women project, each মাস this year— as sheet সঙ্গীত only. She will start in February with the song inspired দ্বারা Willardson’s painting of Monroe and end with a songbook with all ten scores in December.

Shocked announced the release in time for Valentine’s Day. অনুরাগী know that this is not the first time Marilyn Monroe has been featured in Valentine’s দিন promos.

In the 1940’s, Marilyn Monroe was still Norma Jeane and she posed for a Valentine’s দিন promotion. Again, around 1949, 1951, 1954, and 1960, as Marilyn Monroe, she posed for other Valentine’s দিন ছবি shoots. Monroe also posed in front of larger-than-life sheet সঙ্গীত in 1952 at a party held দ্বারা Fox.

Both Willardson’s painting of and Shocked’s score of Marilyn Monroe came to life within miles from Monroe’s backyard of sunny Los Angeles.

আরো relevant today than ever, Marilyn Monroe lived a life and left a legacy that continues to excite অনুরাগী all over the world.


Sheet সঙ্গীত here:
Lips designed দ্বারা David Willardson the rest দ্বারা Cheryl Renee
David Willardson with his Marilyn Monroe painting in the background
The Marilyn Monroe portrait দ্বারা David Willardson