Grammy winners, chart toppers, Disney stars and X-Factor champions release charity single
Press Release: August 2017
Grammy-winners, chart-toppers, Disney stars and X Factor champions join forces for charity single ‘Korean Dream’ released on Korea’s National Independence Day, 15th August
It’s one of the world’s most pressing issues, which is why some of the world’s biggest artists have come on board to create an anthem for a dream. The dream that one day, the world’s only partitioned country – Korea – will become united again.
Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, the multi-Grammy-winning team behind number one hits for Janet Jackson, George Michael, Mariah Carey, Human League and Usher have joined forces with Peabo Bryson, famous for his duets with Celine Dion, Roberta Flack and Chaka Khan, for his Grammy awards and for singing the themes to Disney’s Beauty & the Beast and ‘A Whole New World’ from Aladdin.
The result? ‘Korean Dream’, a non-profit single by Peabo, Korean-born Australian X Factor winner Dami Im with the most famous singers in Korea - Jung Dongha and K-pop boy band Voisper – alongside Filipino singers Edray, Sabrina and Zendee and American Lauren Evans, who also lend their voices to the cause. The single is set to be released on Korea’s National Independence Day, 15th August.
The whole thing is the brainchild of ONE K Global Campaign Organising Committee, whose goal is to tell the world about Korea, the only divided country in the world. Their dream is peace and unification for North and South Korea, ending years of families being split, of tension between nations where brothers and sisters are pitted against each other and of poverty and civil rights abuses for those whom fate put on the wrong side of the random border, a border that has held Korea back from making its full contribution to the world.
‘I think music reaches right into the soul of someone,’ says writer and producer Terry Lewis, and he should know something about the impact music can have. ‘It doesn’t matter what language, doesn’t matter whether you are young or old or where you are from. A great song can really uplift and provide the soundtrack for the people to do whatever it is they want to do.’
And what the people want to do in this case is bring love and harmony and togetherness to a region where those qualities have been overlooked for too long.
One dream, one Korea, one world is the message. ‘Korean Dream’ is the song that could make it come true. For all of us.
Korean Dream is released August 15th through Metropolis.
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