Henta is a singer/songwriter and lives and work at Anamchara Monastery & Ministries in South Cle Elum and has lived in the Upper County for over 10 years. She has written a song that she will be releasing soon called “Our Town”. It’s about her community in the Upper County and the need for everyone to come together in these incredibly difficult and divisive times, as it really feels her town and community, is being split down the middle and falling apart. This song is about hope, unity and taking responsibility for your actions to better serve your community.
She is looking for a photo that somehow represents her whole community in Upper County and is reaching out to the local people in Upper County to submit a creative/thought provoking original photo (that they have taken themselves and with permission to use) that she can use, together with other imagery, as the thumbnail image on her new single, as well as promo material. It’s going to be a relatively small image so please refer to her Spotify link to get an idea of how big the image will be on screen.
UPDATE: Since adding the local freight train audio to the song, she realized the importance of the railway in this community, past and present and how it also represents everyone’s journey together, not just the destination. So she is now asking people to submit any local train photos (old or new) for the competition. Please submit via her Face Book page posting.
This song will be released to iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, YouTube etc and credit will be given on any single promo and her website. It just won’t appear on the single artwork. She has included the words of the chorus below, together with a link to a small sample of the song in the making and the artwork spec. She looks forward to seeing your positive thoughts transformed through your photos! (2 photo per person limit and you need to live in the Upper County please). Thank you!
There’s more to come with this song project and Henta really wants her community to be involved. She plans to make a video for the song which will also involve different aspects of the Upper County, so she will continue to update this page with more details as things progress.
Photo spec required:
- SQUARE IMAGE (I can crop from portrait/landscape but main image needs to fit into a square shape)
- JPEG Hi-resolution
- No advertising/websites
Our town is crumbling into the sea
So link hands with your community
Speak loud without saying a word
Let the LORD guide your steps
And you’ll be heard
To hear a small clip of the song in the writing process, listen here https://www.instagram.com/p/CSevbbuFiTL/