The beautiful song about finding strength and resilience through life’s toughest challenges offers a combination of electronic and dance music, with small gospel influences in the bridge. «I’m known more for dramatic, heart-wrenching diva ballads, but this time around, I wanted to be able to spread joy and happiness», she explains. «By the end of the song, every single listener should feel compelled to toss their fears aside and live their lives in a way that leads with positivity and light». Ada Vox’s «Let My Love Shine» is available on Spotify, Apple Music, and all major platforms now.
«I have experienced hiding behind the facade of a fake smile while feeling miserable inside», admits Ada Vox. «I’ve learned we cannot let our feelings control us. We need to consciously find joy and absorb it and share it with others. In the end, we’re all mere specks of dust in this universe. We may as well float around like happy specks, making as many other little specks happy along the way».
The lyrics for «Let My Love Shine» were written by Negin Djafari (who has written previously for Miley Cyrus and Drake) and Helienne Lindvall. The song was produced by Daniel Robles.
«I met Daniel at RuPaul’s DragCon», Vox continues. «He proposed the idea of a collaboration and his energy inspired me. I just knew everything would fall into place beautifully; so as soon as it was possible, we made it happen».
The world first met Ada Vox when she auditioned for American Idol in 2013. At the time, she was known as Adam Sanders. In one of his Season 12 performances, Adam got a standing ovation from three of the four judges with his rendition of Etta James’ «I’d Rather Go Blind». However, he was eliminated after Hollywood week. It came as a surprise for all when on the March 25 episode of American Idol, Adam returned as Ada Vox, wowing judges Lionel Richie, Katy Perry and Luke Bryan with her rendition of «House of the Rising Sun». She was immediately given her golden ticket to Hollywood.
While the exposure from the show won Adam Sanders AKA Ada Vox plenty of new fans and many exciting opportunities to perform, he also began getting death threats on social media. People attacked his weight and his sexuality. It crushed his soul and he admits he even contemplated taking his own life.
Luckily, with the help of fans from the LGBTQ community and beyond, Ada found her strength. «Let My Love Shine» reflects her long-held motto, «I do what I love for the people that love what I do».
«There is so much more to life than worrying about how we can please the naysayers», Ada Vox says today. «There are people out there who love us for exactly who we are. The only way to find them is to be our true selves. Light attracts light, so let your love shine through in every little thing you do!»