BOSTON (CBS) – A student songwriter is channeling her emotions to help others heal after the Boston Marathon bombings.
“The minute I woke up the next morning I was like I need to deal with this I need to get this out, and then I just picked up my guitar, sang and this is what came out,” said Steffi Jeraldo.
Jeraldo, a 21-year-old sophomore at Berklee College of Music is from Sweden. She was so shaken by the bombings on the doorstep of her campus that she took refuge in her chosen therapy: songwriting. The result is a heartfelt work called “A Song for Boston.”
Steffi Sings “A Song For Boston”
A YouTube video of the song has already attracted hundreds of hits, but she’s not after fame and fortune.
“All I wanted is for it to reach someone and maybe help them cope with what’s going on and help people stick together,” she says.
It’s obvious that Steffi was so traumatized by the bombings that she felt compelled to write the song, but as you might expect she’s not the only one.
A nine-year-old boy from Colorado has also written a tune and Neil Diamond says he is just about finished composing a song as well.
Steffi says it’s all about healing. “That’s what I wanted,” she says. “To be able to help in any way I could.”