“Do you know what you’re fighting for?” Janelle Monaé
“Tell me when are we gonna Rise Up? Liz Loughrey
Too many questions with not enough answers to find,
Lost in a world spinning at a pace too fast to react to all these tragic facts we’re daily facing
Feeling powerless, hopeless, useless…
However an anthem, still alive, rises in your mind, sounds louder and louder
And inspires you not to give up the fight, yet to stand up for your life
Knowing some annoying blind people might say you’re wrong for standing for your rights.
Liz Loughrey delivers a greatly empowering picture for her song Rise Up!, a single full of substance.
Liz, singer-songwriter from Toronto, Canada, known for stunning covers and rearrangement on YouTube, has been gathering a fan base of over 23k subscribers.
Her YouTube channel counts over 2 million views and interacting with so many people,
It is essential to spreading uplifting messages and positive content, in a world drowning into fatalism.
That’s what she does with her new single Rise Up! and the hard work put in for the video.
This is a visual exposing the beauty against the ugliness of this world, peace against war, prosperity against desolation.
Humanity has been genius for the evolution of destruction and killing, going from an arrow and a bow, to massive bombing, when it could be as genius working for justice, and respect.
Strong images remain in this clip, such as picturing the eyes of new born babies exposed to death… this must not be the life they want to live before they die.
This song is the strong cry in the dead of night, this is the last spark,
The burning flame of a hopeful people waiting for the break of a new dawn to break free and stand up to a new morning.
More than a song, it’s a movement wth a Reggae feel recalling the everlasting spirit of Freedom of Bob Marley: ‘Get Up, Stand Up, Don’t Give Up The Fight’.
Written and produced in Miami by Liz Loughrey, Adrian X (The Weeknd, Drake, Kylie Minogue) and Supa Dups (Drake, Party Next Door, Mary J Blige),
“The #RiseUpMovement is all about telling the stories of people who are positively impacting the world and encouraging people of all ages and walks of life to Rise Up in their communities.
We turn on the news and are constantly bombarded with negativity and so it’s easy to feel powerless,
But the #RiseUpMovement is spreading the message that we can do amazing things when we work together.. when we make LOVE our theme, and PEACE our goal”.
Liz doesn’t just talk the talk, but she walks the walk too, as she’s created Rise Up Workshops.
If you see so many kids in her video, plus with herself popping some time to time,
This is also because she is currently visiting schools across the country to encourage youth to think outside the box and start making their own positive impact on their community.
The stories collected throughout her workshops will be shared on her website.
Anyone can take part in the movement by submitting their own story on Social Media using the #RiseUpMovement hashtag.