Healing Using Music Foundation (HUM) is excited to announce the release of the ‘Rise Again’ music video by Michael Amadi, an award-winning songwriter hailing from London, England.
Earlier this year, HUM collaborated with Michael on a series of intimate performances for Canadian audiences, bringing an uplifting message of hope and encouragement to those struggling through hard times. During a special concert for children and families at the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver, Michael was inspired by the strength and resilience of Ruby Davidson, a 17-year-old cancer survivor. ‘Rise Again’ encouraged Ruby to keep persevering, “I almost cried because of how much the music was hitting me. It’s like he reached into my soul and picked out the song.”
‘Rise Again’ will be available on YouTube on December 14th and features a moving interview with Ruby, who sharesher perspective on illness and hope. The performance was filmed at St. Stephen’s Church in Canonbury, with a full gospel choir. Michael hopes to continue inspiring others through his music. “I think my video can inspire people – it’s important because it shares the strength of a 17-year-old in a difficult world. Ruby is an example of not losing hope.”
For more information about HUM or to obtain a copy of Rise Again, please visit www.humcanada.com/product/rise-again-single. All proceeds will be generously donated to HUM in order to support communities in need.
About Healing Using Music Canada
HUM is a non-profit organization dedicated to using music as a way to bring happiness into people’s lives. HUM’s vision is to uplift and strengthen local communities by making live music freely accessible to everyone via performances to schools, care facilities, and public spaces. HUM also organizes benefit concerts to raise awareness and funds for charitable causes.
Michael Amadi is an award-winning songwriter and honorary member of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA). He graduated with first-class honours in songwriting from the Institute of Contemporary Music Performance. Michael began his professional music career as a performer on the famous Pontevecchio Bridge in Florence, ultimately leading him to performance and collaboration opportunities across Europe and the USA. Michael focuses on pop/soul and cites his main inspirations as Elton John, John Legend, and Stevie Wonder.