Together We Stand Up
New Release on January 28th, 2021
About This Single
The new single from Juno Award-winning artist and speaker Brenda MacIntyre, Medicine Song Woman, is the collaborative 2021 anthem “Together We Can Stand Up.” The song is a healing response to the collective grief and trauma so many marginalized people have been experiencing since the pandemic began.
Juno Award-winning artist Erroll Starr Francis produced, co-wrote, and is featured on the track along with up and coming singer Nenokaasi. In addition, EMI Canada artist turned best-selling author Colette Baron-Reid lends her soothing background vocals to the song.
As producer and co-writer Erroll Starr Francis says, “Through the ages in times like these it’s been the Artists that have had to step up quiet the fear and to help elevate and balance our energy and emotions so that we remember who we are: Love Eternal.”
Inequities, injustice, and widespread violence have become pandemics within the pandemic, and Brenda MacIntyre, Medicine Song Woman, works with healing energy and conscious music to help women rewire their brain, body and mind with love, possibility and resilience.
“Together We Can Stand Up,” with its Indigenous Roots-Reggae feel, immediately transports you to a sunny destination as you listen to a hopeful and positive message of hope and unity.
“Together We Can Stand Up is a powerful song of hope and just the medicine we need right now. The lyrics are a beautiful reminder that we can create a future of love and unity together. Chi-miigwetch for this medicine song!”
Crystal Hardy Zongwe Binesikwe
host of Zee’s Place on CILU 102.7FM in Thunder Bay
About The Artist
Juno Award-winning artist and speaker Brenda MacIntyre, Medicine Song Woman works with healing energy and conscious music to help women rewire their brain, body and mind with love, possibility and resilience. Errol Starr Francis’ 35-year career includes cross-Canada touring to engineering, recording and producing projects, a Juno award, SOCAN Songwriter of the Year award and more. Nenookaasi was born and raised in Toronto. A 2Spirit Queer Wife and mother of three, she is a soulful songstress and activist through mixed media and her silky voice floats through this song like a Hummingbird.
Reminiscent of a Marcia Griffiths tune with a side of Indigenoushand drumming, the 2021 roots reggae anthem “Together We CanStand Up” is a healing response to the collective pandemic griefand trauma and an invitation to create a better future.
“From the first hit of the drum, Together We Can Stand Up immediately transportsyou to a sunny destination as you listen to a hopeful and positive message of love and unity. Such a wonderfully put together reggae tune that you can’t help but move to. The Frog Radio is “hoppy” to add this track to rotation!”
Denise Halfyard, The Frog Radio
Composed by Brenda Marie MacIntyre and ErrolStarr Francis
Lyricist: Brenda Marie MacIntyre
Producer: Errol Starr Francis
Lead Vocals: Brenda MacIntyre featuring ErrolStarr Francis and Nenokaasi
Background Vocals: Errol Starr Francis,Nenokaasi, Colette Baron-Reid
Bass: Neil “NeMo” Morris
Drum Kit: Neison Hardy
Guitar: Errol Starr Francis
Hand Drum: Brenda MacIntyre
Keys: Fredlocks Asher
Sax: Isax InJah