Ely Palomares Feels Your Pain
It is a difficult time for all citizens in America, particularly for the Latinx population who seems to be caught in the political crosshairs of this administration’s agenda. I find solace in the support of my community and in artists like Ely who hold space for raw emotions. She even made a deeply heartfelt song to help us cope and heal.
Ely Palomares is a first-generation Mexican-American living in Los Angeles and is fortunate to have and pursue two passions.
“I have a skincare studio where I get to heal people’s skin and I am completely committed to my craft. I have been an aesthetician for 10 years and I absolutely love having the opportunity to work with people on a very personal level. I do believe all aestheticians are healers and that is what I am. I heal through my facial treatments and I heal through my music.”
Most artists are most challenged by the writing aspect but for Ely it’s innate, a gift passed down from her father.
“Writing has always come naturally to me. When I write I always think in songs, the melody is already in my head as I write the lyrics. This is a gift that I inherited from my father. He was a musician in Mexico before he came to the United States. I write when I am deeply moved by my own feelings, those of my family and friends, and of strangers. When I write, I come alive. There are no limits, no filters, my pen is my microphone, my pen is an extension of my soul. “
Speaking to Ely about her process inspired me tremendously and her message could not be more timely. Music therapy has proven benefits and a powerfully unifying effect.
“Writing songs, poetry is a form of therapy for me. It allows emotions to flow through me and onto my blank canvas. This therapy is especially good for moments when I am feeling sad or in despair. “MISERABLE” is a song that I wrote after reading an article that moved me tremendously. I don’t want to share the details of the article because I want people that relate to my song to interpret it any way they want to. This song belongs to them now. It’s a sad song of grief and loss which I think is something that all humans experience at some point in their lives. I wrote this so that people don’t feel alone in their pain. So that they know that I too (and many others) have felt that depth of sadness.”
Thank you for this and so many contributions to our community, Ely. Catch her video for “MISERABLE” below.