“War for You,” a Tribute to Front-line Responders, Available on All Platforms May 22
Jay Allen, signed with Nashville’s recently relaunched Verge Records, will release his debut song and video on the label May 22. “War for You,” written as a follow-up to his viral social media release, “Blank Stares,” is a tribute to front-line responders who have sacrificed so much to help those in need.
Originally penned over a year ago as a thank you to those who faithfully cared for Allen’s mother who passed away from early-onset Alzheimer’s at age 54, the scope of “War for You” has been expanded to include those frontline responders and caregivers who are treating those infected and affected by COVID-19.
Allen states, “These heroic men and women wake up every day and go to war for us. They’re exhausted, they’re stressed and are literally putting their lives on the line. They deserve to be honored. There’s not a lot I can do, but I can offer them this song.”
Allen took to social media earlier this month, asking his followers to submit photos and videos of people they knew on the front lines of the pandemic with the idea of including them in the video for the song.
According to Cones, Verge president and COO, “We were inundated with thousands of photos and videos in less than 48 hours. The compilation of this emotional content, paired with “War for You,” is extremely moving and shines the spotlight on the selfless caregivers and first responders.” A portion of the proceeds will go to families in need who have been affected by the virus.
“Blank Stares” garnered over 200 million views, and Allen was featured on “ABC World News,” “Pickler & Ben” and in People magazine, among others. He was also named “The Highway Find” on SiriusXM in 2017 and has helped raise millions of dollars for the Alzheimer’s Association through his involvement with the Rita Hayworth Gala, Brain Ball and numerous other events around the world.
Check out Allen’s socials and see posts @JayAllenMusic.
About Verge Records
Verge Records, an independent label founded in 2006 and the genesis of global music company ONErpm, relaunched in June 2019 with music producer, publisher and artist manager Mickey Jack Cones at the helm. Verge Records is based in Nashville and utilizes ONErpm’s global presence to sign talent and leverage opportunities for the Verge roster, including a radio trigger for tracks that reach set streaming and video metrics.
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