Boston woman writes Covid-inspired song called ‘Massachusetts Strong’

BOSTON — Mone’t Ledbetter-Glaude has channeled the Covid-19 virus into a song and said she found inspiration from the pandemic.

“I think that it will hopefully bring a little more peace, you know, maybe a little more love. That’s my hope for the song,” she said.

The Mattapan singer/songwriter, who graduated from the Berklee College of Music, wrote a song during the pandemic about the pandemic. It’s called Massachusetts Strong and Mone’t even made a YouTube video for the song.

“I love when it’s Massachusetts Strong. That part to me says a lot. For us to get us through everything and still going through and years to come we’re going to remain strong, the hook of that song is what really grabs me,” she said.

The song is a family affair for Mone’t. Her two sons, Christoff, a graduate of Berklee, played bass. Dom, a senior at Berklee, played drums and mixed the song. Mone’t has performed the song virtually and in June of 2020, she sang Massachusetts Strong in-person during Boston Public School’s graduation ceremony parade.

“The mayor at time got a chance to listen and he told me he loved it and I should do something with that, you know. so that gave me some encouragement, so I was like, wow,” she said.

A song created to inspire, bring hope, encouragement and unity. We are Massachusetts Strong. Mone’t has also published a book on a stage play she wrote and hopes to make it into a movie.

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