Canadian pop star Kiesza has released a new video dedicated to the first responders currently working through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Toronto-based singer’s latest track, “Storm”, has inspired award-winning directors Rocky Romano and Miranda Winters to help put together an ambitious and visually striking music video for the new song.
The video, comprised of donated footage from 27 countries and 100 filmmakers, captures the current state of the world under lockdown and highlights the medical professionals who continue to weather the storm.
“I wrote ‘Storm’ late one night, while in lockdown, and posted it on my Instagram account the next day,” said Kiesza. “From there everything snowballed, and I joined forces with Winters Rock Entertainment and Pond5 to create this incredible aerial video of the world during Covid-19. It has been so inspiring to me, to feel the unity that this pandemic has created. Covid-19 knows no borders, and as a result, it has brought us together as a world. And at the very least, everyone who made an effort to slow down the spread of the virus can walk out of this knowing that they saved a life.”
Donations can be made at teamstorm.org where proceeds will be sent to Frontline Care, an initiative that advocates for and provides relief to medical professionals working on the frontline of the COVID-19 epidemic.
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