Andy Grammer - She'd Say (with Ladysmith Black Mambazo) (Official Video)

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  • Published: 16 August 2019
  • I know I might lose some people with this story but sometimes life is unexplainable. This song is by far the strangest most mystical artistic experience I have EVER had. My wife got me a phone call with a medium as a gift. Quickly into the call he said “your mother is coming through and she wants you to write a song to your daughter, she wants it to be from her about everything she’d say but can’t be there to say.” Honestly whether I’m fully in on this or not that’s just a great idea. Also my mom was a huge Paul Simon fan, especially the Graceland album he did with the South African male choir LadySmith Black Mambazo. So when I heard they just happened to be performing in Los Angeles the week I wrote the song it started to get downright eerie. I chased them down, blew up her photo, put it up in the studio, and tearfully explained myself to the choir. They huddled together and just started singing “I miss my mom” in ZULU, it was otherworldly. For the rest of my daughters life she will have this love letter from her grandma that she never got to meet. If my mom were here, this is definitely what She’d Say. Share this if you’ve got a mother or grandmother that you know is looking down on you.
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  • Anay Martinez
    Anay Martinez  2 hours back

    😢🙏

    • Sian Curtain
      Sian Curtain  5 hours back

      No words other than beautiful ❤❤

      • miss mash
        miss mash  10 hours back

        I'm using earphones put it on full blast and cried my heart out .Everyone has a loved one that has passed away and it's painful.Ngize ngakhumbula ngkhaya 🇿🇼omg 😭😭RIP dad, sis and my lovely brother .

        • BonJournal
          BonJournal  21 hours back

          God lives. Jesus lives. Everyone who has ever lived and died -- their spirit is still alive, and because of Jesus, we will ALL be resurrected and receive a perfected body! It'll be great! I have heard so many accounts of people who have seen those "on the other side of the veil". I believe it is true. I have felt the Holy Ghost's power and guidance. It takes faith to believe in what cannot be seen or scientifically proven. Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! That is so cool! I love the video footage of your very cute and adorable daughter. : )

          • killian fallon
            killian fallon  1 days back

            Beautiful song. She’s going to love that song when she gets older. What an amazing way to honor someone. 💕

            • Berg Racing
              Berg Racing  2 days back

              God, this is so beautiful. My mom just passed right after my daughter turned one. I'm gonna have to play this for her when she's older. Love it

              • Natasha Murphy
                Natasha Murphy  2 days back

                Ohhhh were right in the feels 💕

                • Kiana Colter
                  Kiana Colter  3 days back

                  dang, I'm crying right now my great-grandma just died last year this hits home.

                  • UCHAI 7
                    UCHAI 7  3 days back

                    She is so cute and the song is so good

                    • Grady K
                      Grady K  3 days back

                      This is beautiful (also only one by Kanye is amazing)

                      • Ruby Whalley
                        Ruby Whalley  3 days back

                        Grandma Mo x❤️❤️

                        • Kaela Jehnke
                          Kaela Jehnke  3 days back

                          Honestly this is now my favorite song you have done, it came out a year after my grandma passed away. This song makes me cry happy tears

                          • farhmie rou
                            farhmie rou  4 days back

                            My grandma. Rest Easy

                            • BalboaCZ NCC1404BadG00gle

                              And yes, the Universe is this crazy.

                              • BalboaCZ NCC1404BadG00gle

                                Quote: "I know I might lose some people with this story..."

                                Andy, like your father, I am sure your mother "does not care" what the rest of us think. You nailed it, sir! God bless you and yours.

                                • Inma Laricitos
                                  Inma Laricitos  5 days back

                                  PRECIOUS!!!!

                                  • zinch vr
                                    zinch vr  6 days back

                                    Aquí está tu comentario en español pendejo.😉

                                    • Esther YoDieYo
                                      Esther YoDieYo  6 days back

                                      Beautiful....❤️

                                      • Madeline
                                        Madeline  6 days back

                                        “spend your days trying to lift up other girls” did i hear that right?? i love that sooo much 🥺🥺

                                        • Aubree Stogsdill
                                          Aubree Stogsdill  1 weeks back

                                          I heard the first 3 words and I was a mess 😭♥️

                                          • Carol Vieira
                                            Carol Vieira  1 weeks back

                                            💖💖💖💖💖

                                            • Michele Glenewinkel
                                              Michele Glenewinkel  1 weeks back

                                              Thank you for this. Lost my Mom at 15 and it breaks my heart my three kids will never know her like they should. Sending this to them.

                                              • Tricia S
                                                Tricia S  1 weeks back

                                                I’m not crying; you’re crying! 😭 I got chills seeing this video and reading the meaning behind it. Such a tribute to both Andy’s mother and his daughter!!!

                                                • Lillian Rose
                                                  Lillian Rose  1 weeks back

                                                  this song hits home. my grandfather passed away when my dad was 9. i never met him, but my dad tells me all the time that he would’ve loved me.

                                                  Also, my grandma died when i was only 3, my parents tell me she loved me. i wish i could’ve really gotten to know her, i don’t remember anything, but when she passed away. i remember sitting in the room, and watching her peacefully go away. i remember kissing her hand before leaving the room. she had cancer. all i think is that she was suffering, she had to go, although it sucks, it was what was right. it honestly sucks that my dad lost both of his parents, but i think that’s what made him so strong. i love my dad so much.

                                                  • Stephanie Mullins
                                                    Stephanie Mullins  2 weeks back

                                                    Beautiful song and baby

                                                    • Cathy O'Gara
                                                      Cathy O'Gara  2 weeks back

                                                      I love your message and your voice. I was just thinking.... who do I like more: Avi or Andy??? And then I thought..... a duet?!"?!"?"??!??!??!?!!?!?!?? oooh. nice

                                                      • joys fighting
                                                        joys fighting  2 weeks back

                                                        Damn! Made me cry i miss my grandmother she was the best lost her from cancer and it sucks! 😔

                                                        • Kirste Kramp
                                                          Kirste Kramp  2 weeks back

                                                          I lost my mum a couple of weeks ago, this song has helped so much, thanks Andy xxx

                                                          • Kawaii Unicorn2215
                                                            Kawaii Unicorn2215  2 weeks back

                                                            👍🏻

                                                            • Angel Cat
                                                              Angel Cat  2 weeks back

                                                              AwWwwwWww I’m cryingggg

                                                              • Emikamkahi Kyndiah
                                                                Emikamkahi Kyndiah  2 weeks back

                                                                You tube: Andy Gra-
                                                                Me: *clicks play*

                                                                • Paris Glowstone
                                                                  Paris Glowstone  2 weeks back

                                                                  I lost my grandpa then i was 5 or 6 i didn't know him that much but this song Makes me know he's still at my side I love you grandpa...

                                                                  • Gavin Nadeau
                                                                    Gavin Nadeau  2 weeks back

                                                                    Hello random person scrolling through the comments 😃

                                                                    • Ramirro XD
                                                                      Ramirro XD  2 weeks back

                                                                      S+n ...10/2019

                                                                      • Meredith Bruckner
                                                                        Meredith Bruckner  2 weeks back

                                                                        This is so beautiful. As someone who has a toddler who will grow up without both of her grandfathers, I can't tell you how much this resonates. Thank you for being vulnerable and for sharing your story, Andy. This is what artistry is all about.

                                                                        • Sharon Dingle
                                                                          Sharon Dingle  2 weeks back

                                                                          I was here when the song first came out and now I'm back. I just love this song so much and at the end your daughter is so cute

                                                                          • Dianne Saravia
                                                                            Dianne Saravia  3 weeks back

                                                                            LOVE THIS!! thank u for letting me remember my grandmother and all her lovely messages

                                                                            • Jennifer Peak
                                                                              Jennifer Peak  3 weeks back

                                                                              Try listening to this song 2x speed it is pretty good in this speed but is choppy

                                                                              • Nrh YoboyIzhere
                                                                                Nrh YoboyIzhere  3 weeks back

                                                                                My dad died when I was 4 months old I don't even remember him 😭😢

                                                                                • Adrian Salud
                                                                                  Adrian Salud  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Go and collect stories from people who knew him. The good ones that is. No sense looking at the bad now. You might find your similarities. That's what I did. 😁

                                                                              • Malia Erb
                                                                                Malia Erb  3 weeks back

                                                                                This made me cry it's the same this song is so powerful I love it my grand mother diyd

                                                                                • Adam Fuligan
                                                                                  Adam Fuligan  3 weeks back

                                                                                  How can this have a single dislike

                                                                                  • Eiyah_ Capiz
                                                                                    Eiyah_ Capiz  3 weeks back

                                                                                    Try listening to this in 1.25× speed

                                                                                    • Average_Girl
                                                                                      Average_Girl  3 weeks back

                                                                                      The closed captions say the n word I don’t think that’s what it’s supposed to say

                                                                                      • Alex Muigai
                                                                                        Alex Muigai  3 weeks back

                                                                                        This song on fire I cant just cant stop imagining his daughter listening to it when she get old ...thumbs up aANDY

                                                                                        • Gabrielle Robinson
                                                                                          Gabrielle Robinson  3 weeks back

                                                                                          this is so betiful sorry about spelling live your life to the fullest

                                                                                          • Maria Mendelson
                                                                                            Maria Mendelson  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Such a beautiful experience.

                                                                                            • Hannah Baldwin
                                                                                              Hannah Baldwin  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Just straight up goose bumps

                                                                                              • TheRobotjellybean
                                                                                                TheRobotjellybean  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Yup its official this song makes me cry every single time no fail. I guess if I ever go on an audition and need to cry on que I'll be able to