It is one of the world’s most pressing issues, which is why a number of the world’s biggest artists have joined forces to create an anthem for a dream. The dream that one day-hopefully soon-the world’s only partitioned country-Korea-will become united once again.
The song ‘Korean Dream’ has been produced by the multi Grammy Award winning Jimmy Jam, and Terry Lewis. Together over the years they have created a number of hit songs for world renowned acts including the likes of Janet Jackson, George Michael, Mariah Carey, and Usher. The producing duo have teamed up with Peabo Bryson, to create the charity track.
The result is ‘Korean Dream’, which is a non-profit single. The track features vocals from a number of hit artists including: Peabo, Korean-born Australian X Factor winner Dami Im, Jung Dongha, Voisper, Edray, Sabrina and Zendee and Lauren Evans. The single is set to be released on Korea’s National Independence Day, 15th August.
The whole project is the brainchild of ONE K Global Campaign Organising Committee, whose main goal is to tell the world about Korea, the only divided country in the entire world. Their dream is peace and unification for North and South Korea, ending years of families being split, of tension between nations where brothers and sisters are pitted against each other and of poverty and civil rights abuses for those whom fate put on the wrong side of the random border, a border that has held Korea back from making its full contribution to the world.
Speaking about the track, Terry Lewis says: “I think music reaches right into the soul of someone. ‘It doesn’t matter what language, doesn’t matter whether you are young or old or where you are from. A great song can really uplift and provide the soundtrack for the people to do whatever it is they want to do. And what the people want to do in this case is bring love and harmony and togetherness to a region where those qualities have been overlooked for too long”.
Here we bring you the world exclusive premiere of the ‘Korean Dream’ single:
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