Jack Kelly, an ICMP BMus in Popular Music Performance alumnus, is to release ‘Rise Again’, a song written as a tribute following the tragic passing of a friend’s brother from Covid-19. 

The single, which features former ICMP student Aaron Rozario on guitar, is out today (16th October) with all proceeds donated to charity. 

‘Rise Again’ was written in April after the sudden death of Jack’s friend’s brother. 

Commenting, Jack said: “My friend called me the day her brother passed.

Over a tearful phone conversation with me sitting behind the piano and my friend Fionalees sitting on her bed with just a pen and paper, ‘Rise Again’, an uplifting anthem for all those going through tough times, was created.”

“I sought support from a co-producer in Nashville and musicians who were all stuck out in different countries. Within just a few short months, we've gained support from a contact at the BBC, Soundbetter.com, Music Gateway, Splice and The Halley.” 

“I truly couldn't have created this song without the knowledge I gained while being on the BMus programme.” 

All proceeds from the single will be donated to various charities including those offering bereavement counselling to people who have lost someone to Covid-19. 

Jack has managed a London recording studio for several years and is currently working as a tutor, songwriter/producer and professional musician, having worked with the likes of Jocelyn Brown, Akelle Charles (WSTRN), Danny Dearden, Ryan Lawrie & Emily Middlemas (X Factor).

The music video which features hundreds of people around the world during lockdown, will premiere on YouTube soon.

Listen to the track via the lyric video below: 

The single will be available for just 99p on iTunes as well as all other streaming platforms

Please visit fionaleesmusic.com to listen, donate and find out more. 

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