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BLURRED VISION RELEASES OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
FOR NEW SINGLE/JOHN LENNON TRIBUTE “DEAR JOHN”
Proceeds from the single will benefit WhyHunger
NEW YORK, NY (APRIL 2, 2013) – Canadian-based rock band, Blurred Vision, officially released the music video for their new single “Dear John” today. The proceeds from the song, which drops on iTunes Wednesday, April 3rd, will benefit New York-based charity WhyHunger in an effort to end hunger and poverty around the world. In the music video, Blurred Vision’s fans from around the world came together to hold up the poignant lyrics to the song including the students from Hope North, a WhyHunger partner and school in Uganda dedicated to rescuing child soldiers.
"Having been deeply influenced by John Lennon, both musically and philosophically, we thought to ourselves what better way to convey how much his music and message has meant to us than through a song. With the help of our amazing fans and friends from around the world, we made this global video dedicated to the great man who taught us all to be dreamers," stated Blurred Vision vocalist and guitar player, Sepp.
According to WhyHunger, more than 50 million people in the US, including 17.2 million children, struggle to put food on their tables. This represents more than one in ten households in the United States (10.9 percent).
In 2012, Blurred Vision became an official member of WhyHunger’s Artists Against Hunger & Poverty program. Joining international artists and music legends Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Carlos Santana and many others, Blurred Vision have thrown their weight behind the efforts to eradicate hunger and poverty
around the world. In addition to their commitment to WhyHunger, Blurred Vision have also been outspoken advocates for human rights and have worked with Amnesty International since 2010 on campaigns to spread awareness about human rights violations and prisoners of conscience.
2013 promises to be the big break out year for the band with the release of their full length debut album "Organized Insanity", and a major tour of the US and UK to follow.
WhyHunger is a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. Founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and current Executive Director Bill Ayres, WhyHunger works to put an end to hunger suffered by 49 million Americans and nearly 1 billion people worldwide. WhyHunger’s main programs include the National Hunger Hotline 1-866-3-HUNGRY, which refers individuals in need of emergency food assistance to soup kitchens, food banks, government nutrition programs and community organizations in their neighborhoods; the Grassroots Action Network, which provides information, networking opportunities, capacity building and access to over 8,000 anti-hunger and poverty community organizations across the United States and around the world; and Artists Against Hunger & Poverty which is supported by Bruce Springsteen, Michael McDonald, Chicago, Earth Wind & Fire, Joss Stone, Darryl McDaniels, Jackson Browne, O.A.R, and many others. For more information, visit www.whyhunger.org.