In honor of World Peace Day, singer-songwriter Kristen Sharma teamed up with Blessid Union of Souls frontman Eliot Sloan to record an all-new version of the band’s I Believe song.
“I woke up at 3AM determined that something had to be done, and wrote the new lyrics to the song,” says Kristen, who refers to herself as the ‘singer-songwriter for good causes.’ “I then shared them with Eliot, and he loved them. He added his finishing touches, and the new rendition was born. The two of us decided to bring the new song to the world as a duet, to create awareness to the problems of the planet today, and give people hope and remind them that love is the answer. We decided to move quickly, so that we could get the message to the world for World Peace Day. It is my hope that this song creates awareness, and inspires everyone on the planet to be more loving, peaceful and united.”
Kristen Sharma knows a few things about inspiring lives and healing the world. As founder and President of Inspired!, Inc., she is a sought-after keynote speaker for conferences and events nationwide such as this year’s Anthony Robbins Global Youth Leadership Summit. Having traveled to over 35 countries, Kristen has a deep understanding of the global challenges the world faces today. Her expertise has led her to serve as an adviser and consultant to the Deepak Chopra Center for Living in San Diego, and she was recently honored as Female Entrepreneur of the Year for making the most significant difference for others in her home state of Iowa.
Kristen Sharma released her debut EP, “Shine Your Light,” featuring original songs and a touching version of “Amazing Grace.” In addition to her keynote speeches, Kristen uses her musical performances to teach the importance of love, peace, unity and inspiration. Kristen believes that music is the international and universal language. She’s quick to remind people, “Even the Grinch’s heart transformed three sizes when he heard the beautiful music.”
Blessid Union of Souls exploded onto the music scene in 1995 with the release of their I Believe song which hit #1 in the UK, Asia and the USA (R&R Hot 100 Singles Chart), where it became the 4th most played song of the year. The band continues to record and tour, performing their string of hits which include “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me),” “Let Me Be the One,” “I Wanna Be There” and “Oh Virginia” to name a few.