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Did you write this note and leave it on a Manningtree beach? It inspired a song

PUBLISHED: 19:34 11 August 2018

Photo of the note Dan found on the beach.

Photo of the note Dan found on the beach.

Manningtree songwriter Daniel Evans, 33, was inspired to write his latest song after he stumbled across something buried in the sand.

Songwriter Dan Evans used the letter found on a beach for his new song Picture: MARK BOSLEYSongwriter Dan Evans used the letter found on a beach for his new song Picture: MARK BOSLEY

But then he stumbled across something buried in the sand that gave him a fantastic idea for his latest project.

A handwritten note found in a bottle on the man-made beach on the River Stour gave Dan the creative spark he desperately needed to write his new song titled: To The Sea.

The crumbled letter was found last year by Dan’s son Alex, who was exploring the beach and brought it over to his dad.

Dan said: “The note looked like it was written by someone going through a tough time, and it inspired me to write my next song.”

Dan continues to write songs and hopes To The Sea can be marketed to films Picture: DAN EVANSDan continues to write songs and hopes To The Sea can be marketed to films Picture: DAN EVANS

The note reads: “To the sea, my life sucks sometimes, so please help me out, I still love him...

“Family and friends are all you need, Thank you.”

Now, a year on, Dan has released the song worldwide and hopes that the track can be marketed to TV shows and even musicals.

Dan said: “I took it to my producer Dan McMahon who agreed I was onto something. We ended up picturing a big-sounding movie song, so it got produced that way.”

Dan continued: “It’s got a big theatrical sound and I can imagine it being used in something like the Greatest Showman.”

Producer Dan McMahon, and his partner Rachel Sellick, performed and recorded the song, using guest musicians to help create the best possible sound for the track.

Whilst the note gave Dan some real inspiration he is keen to reunite the heartfelt words with their author and thank them for what they have done.

“I would love to know who wrote the note and find out what happened next for them,” said Dan.

“It’s strange, I don’t know who they are at all, boy, girl, young, old - but the note gave me almost instant inspiration, I was able to write a song within the hour after reading it, it usually takes weeks or even months to do that.”

To The Sea is available on all major platforms including Itunes and Spotify now and can be streamed for free here on Dan’s Soundcloud.

If you wrote the note found by Dan on the beach then message his Facebook page, he wants to hear from you.

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