New Music: ‘Rise Up’ by Liz Loughrey #RiseUpMovement


“Rise Up! is more than a song, it’s a movement” – Liz Loughrey

‘Rise Up’ by Toronto-based Soul/Pop artist Liz Loughrey is the most empowering song I’ve heard all year.

“Greatly influenced by Etta James and Sade, Loughrey is a genuinely old soul who creates a brand of pop that speaks to the past and signals a bright future”

‘Rise Up’ is an uplifting and bold song full of courage and undoubtably an anthem to inspire. It’s not just Liz’s soulful voice and the lyrical content of the song that astounds me it’s the impactful imagery featured in the music video too. Visually it’s very inspiring and if you’re anything like me you’ll get goosebumps and feel an urge to spread the strong and purposeful message. The first time I watched the music video, it felt like I had traveled around the world in 4 minutes and educated along the way. It’s packed full of empowerment and on such a huge scale. I love that Liz uses her talent and platform to both inspire and encourage change.

“When you gonna Rise Up? Everybody stand up”

It’s a powerful call for a positive change in the world. It truly is refreshing to hear a song like this at a time like this and I’m sure we can all agree that this is the movement and direction that the world needs to be headed in. It’s so important to share our stories and continue to strive for a better life, a better world and greatness. Being kind to each other and resilient in the face of adversity is what I believe in and what The Rise Up Movement does and that’s why I’m so pleased to be able to share this amazing song with you today.

“It is a call to action that says it’s time to stop living a life of complacency or in the words of the song, it’s time for us to ‘take less and give a little more’ “

“It’s a beautiful wasteland but I can barely see”

“The #RiseUpMovement is all about telling the stories of people who are positively impacting the world and encouraging people of all ages and walks of life to Rise Up in their communities. We turn on the news and are constantly bombarded with negativity and so it’s easy to feel powerless, but the #RiseUpMovement is spreading the message that we can do amazing things when we work together.. when we make LOVE our theme, and PEACE our goal’.- Liz Loughrey

With that objective in mind, Liz Loughrey has created the Rise Up Workshops. She is currently visiting schools across the country to encourage youth to think outside the box and start making their own positive impact on their community. The stories collected throughout her workshops will be shared on her website.

The Rise Up Movement really speaks to me and I would love it if you took a moment to check out the website and get involved. The great thing is that anyone can take part in the movement by submitting their own story on Social Media using the hashtag; #RiseUpMovement.

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“I build my walls upon a solid ground, Freedom it echoes but I don’t hear a sound”

Watch the acoustic version of Rise Up HERE and simply because it’s awesome here is a link to one of my favourite Liz Loughrey covers ALIVE  by Sia ; Instant goosebumps! 

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