Noelle Chiodo is a talented singer and domestic violence advocate. Chiodo’s latest song, “Your Love’s Got Me Blinded” is about domestic violence and features survivors. The song isn’t only beautiful (we lost count as to how many times we replayed it), it is also empowering. We asked Chiodo for the story behind her song, and this is what she told us…
I wrote this song based on the feeling of being stuck in a relationship. It's hard loving someone that you know isn't good for you. When I played this song for a close one, she broke into tears and told me this reminded her of when she was in a domestically violent relationship. That's why I decided to dedicate this song to domestic violence.
We think is amazing that you featured survivors (instead of actors) to be part of the video.
All of the survivors were so strong and brave for being a part of this video! I think it was difficult for some, but I had given them the option of blurring their faces or not and the majority of them chose not to have their face hidden. I think that is such a statement.
Tell us more about your advocacy.
I'm continuing making a difference by sharing the music video with multiple domestic violence shelters and organizations. I also have visited a few local shelters to perform some live music and meet the survivors and plan on visiting more. It's an honor to be a voice for domestic violence.
Any advice you’d like to share with those who have suffered or are suffering from domestic violence?
I think the most important advice is to remember that you are not alone and you are soooo much stronger than you know.
Will you be releasing any more similar music?
I will definitely be writing and releasing more songs about empowerment and strength, it's part of my journey and everyone elses. I write my music based off my experiences, my friends and family's experiences, movies, books, anything that inspires me and then give it to people. When people hear my music, I want them to be able to relate to it and see their experiences when they hear my music.
And relate to it we do! Whether through her music or activism one thing is certain— NOELLE CHIODO is a name we will be hearing more from.