Todd Green Still Can’t Forget Five Years Later

The new singer-songwriter channels his grief into art on his poignant new single.

Todd Green marks a solemn anniversary with his poignant debut single Five Years Later — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Music serves as the timeless conduit that unites us all. For Ontario’s Green, executive director of Tomorrow’s Voices Foundation and dedicated music enthusiast, his love for music transcends mere admiration. With an extensive collection of records and countless concert experiences under his belt, Todd now embarks on a new venture as a singer-songwriter, adding another dimension to his musical journey.

Fuelled by his diverse musical influences and bolstered by his extensive experience, Todd’s journey into songwriting began with a profound desire to share his own stories and experiences. To kick-start, the singer just released his first single Five Years Later, a heartfelt reflection on the loss and acceptance.

“It’s also about thinking of what you would say to people you have lost if you had a second chance to do so,” explains Green. Inspired by his own experience of loss, particularly the passing of his former stepson, Todd delicately navigates the delicate balance between sorrow and healing.

“I don’t think there’s a heaven
I don’t believe we get a second chance
And even though I’d love it to happen
I don’t think we’ll get to talk again
So I’ll say now, what I should have before
The memories I cherish, just wish we had more
And when I heard that you went away
It took me several days to believe it.”

With sincerity and grace, Todd shares his heartfelt reflections, offering a glimpse into the profound impact of loss while honouring the memories that continue to shape his journey. “The song was part of the process I have been going through since he passed away, and I was finally able to put into words what I have been thinking since I found out he had passed.”

Through gentle melodies and introspective lyrics, Todd invites listeners to join him on a journey of remembrance and reconciliation. The song serves as a tribute to his stepson and a testament to the enduring power of love and resilience in the face of tragedy.

At the core of Green’s musical journey is Tomorrow’s Voices Foundation, a charitable children’s choir he established in 2017. With a passion for nurturing young talent, Todd founded the organization to provide aspiring singers across Canada with a platform to showcase their voices. Today, the foundation operates in six cities and three provinces, impacting the lives of over 200 children. Surrounded by so many young talents, the Niagara-on-the-Lake native found inspiration in their vibrant energy to start his own path.

As Todd embarks on this new chapter in his musical journey, he remains grounded by his family, including his wife and young son, his steadfast supporter and greatest inspiration. Looking ahead, Todd anticipates the release of a five-song EP featuring collaborations with the talented young members of Tomorrow’s Voices Foundation.

Check out Five Years Later above and below, and spend time with Todd Green on his website and TikTok.