We'll Be Free
2020 Saskatchewan musical response
On April 1, 2020, Saskatoon singer/songwriters LYN BESSE McGINNIS and TERRY HOKNES decided to try a Bernie Taupin/Elton John style of songwriting online.
Feeling the isolation of living through the COVID-19 Global Pandemic and seeing the effects around the world, Lyn wrote lyrics about getting through these times and coming out on the other side.
Lyn sent the lyrics (below) to Terry on April 2, 2020. Overnight (literally), Terry composed the music and made a demo. On April 3, 2020 Terry said “Hey, why don’t we do a 'We Are the World' style of recording?” And We’ll Be Free - The Isolation Project was born.
Terry and Lyn then invited some musical friends to participate in the project. Everyone picked one line from the song; then recorded their line and the chorus, from the safety of their own homes, and sent their videos to Terry. Lyn directed traffic, reviewed audio/video takes - note by note and frame by frame and took to calling herself Quincy Jones! Terry spent more than 30 hours glued to his computer and completed an audio recording and a video. Here’s Terry’s screen:
The video was released on Facebook via YouTube on April 21, 2020. They asked FB viewers to please make a donation to the Food Banks of Saskatchewan. Watch the video: https://youtu.be/pEKFfRGC0CY
Lyn and Terry are grateful to Jay Semko, Sylvia Chave, Desirée Hobbins, Glenn Sutter, Heather Desjardins, Shayne Lazarowich, Gillian Snider, Scott Anthony Andrews, Tom Kennedy, Krystle Pederson, Rhonda Gallant-Morari, Oral Fuentes, LJ Tyson, Larry Krause, Forrest Eaglespeaker and Terri Bear Linklater.
With their contribution of time and talent, together they made WE’LL BE FREE a very special musical message of love from Saskatchewan to the World!
Across the Sea
"Across the Sea" is the 4th single from Tyler Gilbert's 2019 album "Underdog".
Available on: Apple Music - http://tiny.cc/is2jaz
Come & Get Some
Official video for "Come & Get Some" off the debut album "Saintvicious", out now: https://linktr.ee/saintviciousband/
Directed and edited by Brian Snell Additional footage by Brandon Wapple
The Basement Paintings
From Canadian Ambient Post-Metal band "The Basement Paintings" new album "Antipodes"
Available on all streaming platforms now: http://www.thebasementpaintings.com/music-links
Music video by Jess Moskaluke performing Halfway Home. © 2020 MDM Recordings Inc. http://vevo.ly/yGv17T
Ryan Hicks' "Dream/Sunset"
Directed by Ryan Hicks
Filmed in Palm Springs, Huntington Beach California and Regina Saskatchewan, Canada
From Ryan Hicks' new album, Dream, available now
My Grandma Snores Like a Dinosaur
Dinosaurs ROAR, but a Grandma's snore can be just as loud! A catchy fun-filled live action music video about a grandma's all day snoozing habit and her grandchildren having fun with it.
A Presence of Absence Acoustic
Recorded quarantine-style, a new music video for their single "A Presence of Absence" off the 2020 album Unplugged. Filmed and edited by Coherency (and guest/bored family members that are stuck in the house with us and wanted to break the monotony).
New View / Lawnchair
Factor Chandelier - "New View / Lawnchair" from album "First Storm"
Directed: Riley Deacon
Production: Factor Chandelier
Horns: Danny T Levin
Vocals on Lawnchair: Taylor Jade
Clothing: OBEY / Timebomb Trading
Written and performed by Hot Lettuce
Engineered and mixed by Barrett Ross at Ghetto Box Studios
Mastered by Trevor Case of Case Mastering: www.casemastering.com
More info on the band at: https://www.facebook.com/HotLettuce1/