Front line/essential workers inspired BC artist Nikita Graham to create a collaboration designed to raise funds for this great trio of charities, and we are hoping you will support our cause!
Nikita and her team have captured the emotions and visuals that many of us have experienced the last few months with the release of I’LL BE YOUR HERO. Now, the BC born singer and songwriter is hoping you’ll join her efforts in the project that supports charities and essential services that touch the lives of vulnerable and marginalized people who are battling COVID-19 both in Canada and abroad.
Featured in I’LL BE YOUR HERO’s video are images of front line and essential workers who are the underlying drive behind the project. “They are why I wrote the song,” said Graham. “To pay tribute to them, and to help generate funds for essential services.”
During the COVID-19 crisis, she reached out to some of BC’s top musicians and the result is a harmonized message reminding front line and essential workers that there are millions of people standing behind them. Supporting Graham on I’LL BE YOUR HERO are musicians Dave Genn (54-40), Clay Hill (Trooper), Tim Neuhaus (Ear Art Music Studios), Mike Schell (Uptown Hornz), and Mark Larmand (Cadillac Kings). Backup vocals are Sami Ghawi (FUSIONpresents) and BC artists Chris Goodchild and Marji Graham. The single was produced by a team including Mark Larmand, Ethan Ellis (Master Class Entertainment) and Daren Denker (Dynalectric Orchestra). Although the project was extremely difficult to record and produce remotely during quarantine, the musicians and producers came together to deliver a powerful performance.
Charities supported by the project include: Doctors Without Borders, HelpAge Canada’s COVID-19 Emergency Appeal, and Honouring Indigenous Peoples’ COVID-19 Relief Fund.
“We’re supporting the international and exhaustive effort of Doctors Without Borders because the entire world has been affected by this pandemic,” Graham said. “As for HelpAge Canada, seniors are the demographic hit hardest by COVID-19.” Regarding supporting an Aboriginal charity, she says, “Being of both European and Aboriginal decent, I wanted to support things close to my heart”.
Please watch the music video in the link within this fundraising page and help with any donation you can for our worthy charities.
The song is also available on all major streaming platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Play Music.