During the 2018 CCMA Awards, it was revealed that over 20 Canadian country artists joined together to form the Common Cause Collective (3XC) and released a cover of the 80s hit “Rise Up” by Parachute.
When Parachute Club released “Rise Up” in 1983, they were calling for humanity to celebrate human life, empower listeners, and promote peace worldwide. It encompassed Canadian culture in a way that connected with people throughout the country. The song entailed light-hearted lyrics that spoke to current social issues, and a playful beat that reinforced the positivity behind the message. Who would have thought that thirty-five years later, the song would remain so relevant?
Canadian artists from East to West, and everywhere in between have come together to celebrate this powerful song and it’s ever-so relevant message with the 35th Anniversary Country-take, “Rise Up Redux.”
With over twenty Canadian country voices collaborating for the anniversary edition of the song, it reminds us how powerful lyrics can be, and the unity of various artists symbolizes exactly what the song’s message seeks to convey- people coming together to share a common love for music and a goal of sparking even just a small light of positivity during difficult social circumstances.
While the original sparked positive energy from pop beats and uplifting lyrics, in a time where there was an outcry for empowerment and social justice, the message remains today, and what better way to engage listeners than with a country-remake with artists from right across the country. “Rise Up Redux” maintains the catchy beat, but the modern country vibe allows for the various artists to have their voices heard in a familiar space.
The 35th anniversary edition of “Rise Up” is an empowering anthem that reminds people we can come together and make a difference. The country genre is gaining more and more popularity, so this anniversary song comes at the right time where listeners can reconnect with a message and reconnect with a popular song in a new context.
What better way for country artists to give back than to take advantage of the 35th anniversary of “Rise Up” and make it a charitable endeavor. With so many good things to be said about Canadian country artists giving back through charity, we can all add this one to the list.
All proceeds from the track will go to charities chosen by Parachute Club’s Lorraine Segato.
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