Premiere of The Rising's new single! Supporting marriage equality
Here at GNI we are honoured to premiere the new video from Belfast's The Rising, who are using their sensational new single, 'Even The Stars Fall For You', to speak out for equal marriage in Northern Ireland.
The group's founder Chris Logan states, "As a band we are firmly behind the equal rights for all citizens and quite frankly we are appalled by the notion that in the modern times two people can't show their love for each other and get married. For us, it doesn’t matter what part of the LGBT spectrum you fall on, we believe that love is a very powerful thing and most people don’t find true love in their lifetime. So if two people find true love they should be able to express that love and get married if they wish."
Having debuted in 2014 with the Graham Norton championed Coming Home, the multi-award nominated country-rockers have toured with The Shires, Ward Thomas and Jess & The Bandits. After debuting their streamlined line-up two years ago (Chris is joined by Sharleen Spiteri meets Carrie Underwood powerhouse vocalist Chantelle McAteer and bad ass bassist Brian Mellors), the group have had overcome a tumultuous period, which saw Chris Logan seriously injured in a road collision.
Even The Stars Fall For You
Using their music as therapy, the group delivered the flawlessly raw emotional journey sophomore album Moving On to critical applause. Having debuted the song, Even the Stars Fall For You, early in the album's writing process as they unveiled their new line-up at Country 2 Country, the band were moved to be asked following their set if a couple could use the song at their wedding.
Wanting to capture real love in its purest form, the video sees Rebecca McIntyre and Sarah J Gallagher ("one of the best couple's we know") for a very pure reason. "This was such an obvious decision because “Even The Stars Fall For You” was initially started with Rebecca who sings and plays guitar. At the time Rebecca was going through a rough period and the idea of trying to write a song together was a way to get her mind away from the tough times. So if you were to look at the original Pro Tools demo session for this song it will have the title “Rebecca's Song”. So we thought this would be a nice way to come full circle with the song and video."
Given that historically musicians and artists have had a duty to comment on society, the band continue, "As of today Northern Ireland is the only place in the UK and Ireland where marriage equality is not accepted… This is wrong. So we would like to use this video as a small token of support for that cause because marriage equality and indeed equal rights should exist for all citizens to be who they are and live their lives however they wish." We join with and applause The Rising for standing up for equal marriage and equal rights in not only Northern Ireland, but the whole world over.
The Rising play Belfast Barge on March 1 2019.
Tickets are available at http://skiddle.com/e/13404642
Their tour also calls at Glasgow, Manchester, Bristol and London. All details can be found at www.therisingmusic.com/tour Moving On is available now from: