Missing IU student Lauren Spierer’s parents, Robert and Charlene, approached “This is Indiana” co-artist Daniel Weber about helping spread awareness to the students about Lauren’s disappearance.
Weber’s answer was simple, as well.
“We felt like it was the least we could do because we felt bad for the whole situation in general,” said Brice Fox, Weber’s musical partner.
The duo decided to do a public service announcement, which they featured on their YouTube channel.
From there, releasing a song about the case seemed to be the next logical step, Fox said.
“The PSA was almost the prelude to the song,” Weber said in an email.
Weber wrote the instrumental aspect of what is now known as “One Little Miracle.” He sent the music to Fox, who is now living in Los Angeles, to write the lyrics.
“I just wrote off of what Charlene Spierer had sent me in an email,” Fox said. “I could sense the pain and, agony that she and her husband have been going through and I basically just put it into a song.”
Fox said the two did all they could to finish the song before their performance Sept. 22 at the Shine 4 Lauren Awareness Concert. Their performance was very emotional, Fox said.
“It was a wild experience,” he said. “I sang at my grandfather’s funeral, and this was right there with it as far as it being one of the most emotional performances that I’ve ever been a part of.”
On Oct. 3 they released the song on their YouTube channel. They have thousands of followers, and it could get the attention it needed there, Fox said.
“Hopefully it is one more thing that gets in people’s heads and makes them think about things before they do them,” he said.
“One Little Miracle,” which is dedicated to Lauren Spierer and her family in the video’s YouTube description, is also available for purchase on iTunes. All proceeds will go to the Help Find Lauren Fund.
“We’re just trying to help out and we’re humbled and honored to be able to do that,” Fox said.
Weber said the song is meant to pay tribute to Lauren and her family and hopefully act as a means to help resolve the case.
“We wanted to strike an emotional chord with people and hope that the right people start to come forward,” he said.
— Kourtney Liepelt
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