Phil Davidson, a mountain-based musician, has written a new song in tribute to the late Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
The song, titled “Frida”, is a “slow, fragile and ethereal” ballad that Davidson says was inspired by Kahlo’s “incredible strength and resilience”.
“I was always fascinated by her story and how she overcame so much adversity in her life,” Davidson said.
“She is such an icon and her art is so powerful, I wanted to try and capture that in a song.”
Davidson, who is originally from New Zealand, has been living in the Blue Mountains for the past eight years.
He said he felt a connection to Kahlo and her art, as both are ” deeply rooted in nature”.
“There is something very special about the mountains, they have a way of getting under your skin,” Davidson said.
“I think Frida felt that too, her art is so full of life and colour, it really speaks to me.”
Davidson said he hoped his song would “resonate” with people who also feel a connection to Kahlo and her art.
“I think her story is one that everyone can relate to, regardless of where they are from,” he said.
“She faced so many challenges in her life, but she never gave up and she always fought for what she believed in.”
“I hope my song can inspire people to do the same.”