Our first release as part of Nottstoppingfestival.com
Songwriter Pat Hylton tells us more about the inspiration behind the song:
The song is about the fact that we have physical distancing, but we don’t have to be social or psychological distant. The words “Don’t be afraid, please pick up the phone, please believe me, you’re not alone”, recognises that while the present situation is unprecedented and things are unknown, we need not be afraid as there is help, compassion, empathy. This is displayed both in our essential workers and our communities. The video reminds us of this as the community comes together to sing, and those voices lift us up to know “we will work it out”, because we are “friends”. As with all troubled times, the differences between us will be our strength to overcome and resolve (the rainbow). We wanted to write something uplifting, reflective and simple like Bob Marley’s ‘Three Little Birds’.
We've also launched our online shop! As well as all your Anteloup t-shirts, mugs and tote bags, limited edition "My Friend" merchandise is available. Anteloup's profits until the end of June on the My Friend items will be donated to the Nottstopping Festival fund for keyworkers.