International Women’s Day 2017 recruits the boldness of rock music as it’s anthem for 2017 Women of the world stand strong, be bold and make positive changes and future generations – this is the aim to action from the United Nations as they launch this year’s International Women’s Day with their theme #Be Bold For Change. Last year, organisations and individuals around the world supported the #PledgeForParity campaign and committed to support women and girls achieve their ambitions; challenge bias, call for gender-balanced leadership and create inclusive flexible cultures.
The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap may take until 2186 to close. International Women’s Day is calling for everyone around the world to join together to speed up this process. This is why 2017 is about #Be Bold For Change, helping women to realise their own unlimited potential.
The music anthem for IWD 2017 is a rock song from a strong-minded, independent woman, Laura Bradley, who is the founding member and singer/songwriter of LA band The Longing. The anthem, entitled, ‘Come On’ aims to beam with confidence, and the video was aimed to specifically to show women are strong enough to rise above anything. With previous singles scooping countless radio airplay in the UK and 18 countries worldwide, plus UK Record of the Week, as well as numerous TV and movie slots including MTV, The Cannes Film Festival and a score for William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, The Longing may be a strength to be reckoned with and their sound for 2017 seems to surpass anything they’ve delivered musically to date.
‘Come On’ aims to see Laura taking on the world, confidently standing strong and facing all life throws at her with a strength of self-belief in her punch. The song aims to offer a gritty prog-metal-rock track, laced with crystalline vocals, which aims to catapult faith in women onto the next level; a musical encounter where instruments are the sabers and Laura’s high-pitched vocals are gains of self-belief. Undergoing a questioning of faith in the universe following a string of events in her personal life and in the world in general, Laura was placing God to task. The song depicts a goading of the greater beings above to ‘come on, bring it on, I want answers for everything you’re throwing at us’.
“It’s a fabulous song to sing, such a performance, almost a progressive metal prayer. I feel so good after singing this song. This is why it’s the ultimate song for International Women’s Day 2017, I want women to experience the spirit of this song and empower themselves. Strength comes from within – all of us girls can do it,” comments Laura. Laura aims to constantly delve into the depths of emotion, bringing her listener on a musical journey as she addresses challenging subjects through her lyrics.
“The power of song is something every human being on the planet can call upon,” beams Laura, “Whatever our situation is, where we are or how we feel, we all have a song inside us we can call upon to offer us strength. Sing or hum to yourself and I guarantee you’ll feel your core rise up from within. This what ‘Come On’ is intended for. Sing girls! Sing, be bold and be proud!”
The single, ‘Come On’ is released on Filthy Princess Records on 24th March 2017.
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