These last 5 years almost broke me. I lost my father, went through a marriage breakup, and lost my mother. I’ve feared for my sanity and, worst of all, the health of my daughter. There have been times when I was on my knees and I wondered if it was all worth it. So far I have found it within myself to carry on. In my beloved partner, I have found the warmest, kindest heart to share the journey with…but no one can or should take on another person’s baggage.

I suppose it all comes down to this: when faced with pain, grief and loss, do you let it destroy you or do you try to let it make you a better person? From the depths of depression can we be kind to others – can we at least attempt to be bright, spread joy and have gratitude – to be someone that those we have lost can be proud of?

My 4 song EP ‘Be Someone’ is out on 12 May

View the video for the title track ‘Be Someone’ below or on YouTube. Cowritten with Luiza Lale, it features Ana’s partner ex-RPO violinist Simon Baggs and LPO cellist David Lale.