LeAnn Rimes Releases New Video For "Give"
Mon, 19 Sep 2011 13:07:57
LeAnn Rimes has released a powerful and moving video for her new song "Give" from her upcoming album Lady & Gentlemen out Sept. 27. The soaring, moving ballad showcases LeAnn's signature voice wrapped around inspirational and uplifting lyrics! That's why we love LeAnn, because she can sing so beautifully. But she is shedding some light on the plight of homeless youth in the US with the accompanying video.
"'Give' is a song with a message about how if we want love, kindness and happiness in our lives, then we need to give some of that back," Rimes said in a statement. "I believe that message needs to be shared with the world."
About the video? Rimes wanted to create a clip for the song that tied into its message, and raised awareness of an issue that is very important to her: homeless teens across America.
Here are some facts to educate you about this problem: Sadly, 13 homeless kids die on the street every day. In Chicago alone, where the video was filmed on location with youth there, there are approximately 25,000 homeless youth.
For the video, Rimes partnered with StandUp For Kids whose mission is to help homeless and street kids. Every day, in cities across the country, their volunteers go to the streets in order to find, stabilize and otherwise help homeless and street kids improve their lives. The video includes several teens participating from Chicago's own StandUp For Kids program.
"My life is forever changed from this experience," said Rimes. "One thing they all said to me is no one looks them in the eye when they see them on the streets, so there's a deep loneliness there and a feeling of almost not existing. I will now always look anyone who's homeless in the eye and smile. That smile could make their whole day."
To see the video for "Give," go here.
Read more about Rimes' experience making the video here.
What did you think of "Give?" Has it inspired you try and help homeless teens? It should!