Twin Flames release 'Hearts on Fire' music track - featured in 'the smallest steps'

A woman with dark hair and sultry eyes leans back on a leather couch in the background. In the foreground, a man with dark hair, a beard, and tattooed arms holds a red and black acoustic guitar, ready to play.
Jaaji and Chelsey June make up the band Twin Flames. Photo by Sean Sisk.

"We hope this song will inspire hope and remind women of their inner strength."

If you’ve ever seen our documentary, you know that the film opens with a song that gives you goosebumps.

As we see women stepping into their power and finding their voices across generations, the music swells and the vocals ring out: “Your heart is heavy and your heart’s on fire”. This one line perfectly captures the mix of sadness, pain, and anger, but also hope, that many activists feel when working to end violence against women.

The song, titled Hearts on Fire, was written and composed for the smallest steps by musical duo Twin Flames, a husband and wife team comprised of Jaaji (pronounced “Yaa Yee”, Inuk from Nunavik and Mohawk from Kahnawake) and Chelsey June (Settler, with Algonquin, Métis, Cree heritage).

And TODAY, you can finally listen to it in full!

What makes this song extra special is that Twin Flames wrote it in response to the film. They watched the film trailer and the opening scene and gathered inspiration from the women whose courageous actions — be they leaving a violent relationship, protesting for rights in front of parliament, or anything in between — have led us closer to an end to violence against women. With this inspiration, they crafted a beautiful song that captures the resiliency and tenacity of all activists working towards change.

The process of writing, composing, producing (with help from their producer, Jake Jones), mixing, and mastering took only one month — an insanely short turn-around — demonstrating how incredible this team is! As Twin Flames progressed through each stage, they sent us updates, so we got to watch their songwriting process firsthand.

The song has since evolved from the version included in our film, and is now the FIRST SINGLE on Twin Flames’ newest, upcoming album!

We could not be more thankful to have had the opportunity to work with this phenomenal team (shout out to Byron Pascoe for connecting us!), and to have the song they wrote for our documentary finally be released for the world to hear! Enjoy!