Oakville, ON-based contemporary country singer-songwriter, Jeff Orson released his new single, “Pray” to raise funds towards COVID-19 relief.
“I received an email from the editor-in-chief of a popular travel e-zine, The Moodie Davitt Report,” Orson recalls on “Pray” and its original origins. “Martin Moodie asked me to compose an anthem for the hard-hit travel industry in Europe, and other parts of the world.
I went away with the idea and really thought about it… I really started to take in what the scope of the virus was, and the impact it was having on the world.
It really struck me how — even beyond the travel industry — the song could serve as a way of reaching out to people feeling isolated and uncertain.
From there, I wrote ‘Pray’ in a few days,” he continues. “Martin’s idea was to hold a remarkable fundraiser and share the song with the world to raise money for the UNICEF COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.”
The response was immediate and overwhelmingly positive,” Orson says. “‘Pray’ seemed to strike a chord so any proceeds from downloads via Bandcamp will continue to go to the fund until the end of the year.”
Check out the video for “Pray” below, and stay up to date with Jeff via his socials.
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