TUNE THE PORTRAITS - HARMONISE
From Somerset songwriting duo The Portraits comes a remarkable new collaborative single, 'Harmonise', built around video selfies contributed by people up and down the country calling for national unity by singing the song’s title into their phones.
The duo, real names Lorraine and Jeremy Millington, who have performed at five Glastonbury Festivals and whose 2017 tribute song for Jo Cox MP was championed by Clare Balding on BBC Radio 2, put out an appeal on social media for the public to contribute to the new song, and were inundated with entries.
Songwriter Lorraine says "the response to our call-out was incredible, and when we put all the entries together, we ourselves were bowled over at just how beautiful the resulting 'national choir of unity' sounds...we are so proud of it!"
The Portraits hope their song will play a small part in healing the UK's current state of unhappiness.
"Music cannot make everything better overnight", explains Jeremy, "but our song is a reminder that we all want peace and security, whatever our views or background: its message is to stop, think again and listen to others...choose harmony over discord.”
The song will be released digitally on March 29th 2019 on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and all other popular platforms. It will also appear on The Portraits' new studio album, with the working title 'For Our Times', set for release at the end of September 2019 in digital formats and on CD and Vinyl.