Jewel is back with her new single “No More Tears”.
After nearly four years, the multi-platinum recording artist announced her return with the ballad, which was written specifically for the seminal documentary “Lost In America”.
The doc, which takes a look at the issues of youth homelessness in America, is set to hit select theatres in 2020. It is directed by former homeless youth Rotimi Rainwater.
Jewel serves as the film’s executive producer alongside Halle Berry, Rosario Dawson, and more.
Jewel shares, “It’s been a tremendous honour to be an executive producer and to work on this film, ‘Lost in America’. It is a subject that is so dear to my heart. I was homeless for a year when I was 18 –I started living in my car because a boss withheld my paycheque when I refused his sexual advances.
“When my car got stolen things got more difficult from there. The issue of homeless youth is important, misunderstood and overlooked. I was so moved as I was working on this film, that I was inspired to write a song for the youth I came to know through the process.”
“It was a transformative experience to see the film come together and to write this song and be able to record it. It’s all of our jobs to make sure that there are no more youth that are lost in America.”