Beyond honoured, thrilled and excited to hear that the incredible Bradley is producing more HOPEfilled music for the GIVE ‘EM HOPE CAMPAIGN.
Can’t bloody wait! Thank you Brad
Here’s what he told me today:
“K, so this is weird… Now I’m working on my second Give ’em Hope song in less than a week, and haven’t even finished/released the first one from this week yet.
I advise that you take this as the hint it’s intended to be…
I feel the grand-finale coming on…
What is Give ’em Hope? Give ’em Hope (or GEH) is a campaign started by fellow gay activist and educator (no literally) David Watters. In a world of digital socializing & networking we are thrown a series of deep, and meaningful causes. No matter the cause, there is a campaign for it on this digital platform we all use. The award-winning GEH campaign stands right up there with all of them. The campaign is not unlike other inclusive and educational campaigns. Campaigns such as Black Lives Matter , NO H8 Campaign, FCKH8.com and It Gets Better Project.
The wonderful thing about the The GIVE ‘EM HOPE Campaign Page is that whereas #BlackLivesMatter is a sole civil-black-rights-movement, and the others are solely about the civil-gay-rights-movement, Give ’em Hope is a more broad campaign designed to give hope to people of all walks of life; Be it blacks, gays, Muslims, the obese, the poor, the abused, and so on.
As of the date of this post I have contributed a total of 9 of my original songs to the campaign. Each song is now (and will forever be) free to download, as the messages they contain are of survival, they are of hope, and of pride, and music fans deserve to own them each at absolutely no cost… After all they were written & recorded by a loving man, for a loving campaign, for my loving brothers and sisters, and if there’s 1 thing I know ’bout, it is love. And my love comes at no cost. It is free. So take it!
Anyway before I list and link the songs that I’ve donated to the campaign, I’ll let you know a tad more about the 2 new editions that are currently in progress:
The first is called “I Forgive You” and is a retake/remake of one of the very first songs I ever wrote, back in the 1996/1997 era. The song, your typical “student being bullying/student grows up and moves on” song is about high-school brutality, and how I, and how you will, survive high-school, and stand tall enough to tell those former bullies “I forgive you” for all that you did to me.
The second song currently in the works is called “Matthew.” Matthew, is another ‘high-school’ themed song. In the case of this song however, I’m not the one who is being victimized, and although the song is still in its early stages, I can guarantee you that not only do I play one of the main characters in the song’s lyrical narrative’s but the song will in fact have a happy ending!”
Okay, the songs that Bradley had already written and released for the campaign are as follows:
1A. Give ’em Hope (Clean)
1B. Give ’em Hope (Explicit)
2. Give ’em Hope Again
4. Fatal Attraction
5. Gave Joshie Hope
7. Never Gonna Blend In Gave Me Hope
8. You’ve Got to Have Hope & Pride