'One Day' Video Challenge!

Hi folks,

I am releasing a single – a song called ‘One Day’ – at the beginning of July 2020 and I would really love your help.

I wrote this song several years ago and it was initially released in 2016 but it will also feature in an album I’m releasing in October 2020 called ‘Where Does It Hurt? An Introduction to Katy Rose Bennett’. This album will feature a couple of new songs but mostly songs from my back catalogue. It’s a kind of retrospective introduction to my work as a songwriter.

So, back to One Day. I originally wrote this song about feeling mentally trapped, trapped in my own mind, and about not knowing how long that feeling would last. Luckily it didn’t’ last forever. The lyrics (which you can read below) seem strangely pertinent at this uncertain time of lockdown and social distancing in which we find ourselves.

I need your help! I am making a music video for the song and was thinking that anyone who’d like to, anywhere in the world, could contribute to this video from their own homes. One of the new, positive experiences I’ve had during the lockdown is making videos – videos of songs of mine and songs by other people, collaborative videos with friends and birthday song videos.

So, what would I like you to do?

  1. Listen to the song (here: http://katyrosebennett.com/media )and look at/ think about the lyrics (below)
  2. Make a little film of yourself dancing/acting/miming/creatively responding to the song (with the song playing in the background).
  3. Send your video to me by 5pm on May 29th 2020 via WeTransfer – go to https://wetransfer.com/ and put info@katyrosebennett.com in the ‘Email to’ box, upload the video and state your name and the words One Day clearly in the message box. I will then edit all the videos I receive (or as many as possible) to create a unique music video for this song!

Rules:

  1. Videos can be as short as a few seconds or the length of the whole song
  2. No rude, offensive or inappropriate content.
  3. No children to feature in a video unless their guardians give express consent for them to be featured in the video.
  4. By submitting your video, you give consent for the video to be shared publicly via various social media platforms including but not limited to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
  5. By submitting your video, you give me permission to contact you via email in relation to the video.

So, you have two weeks! Be as creative as you like! Thank you in advance!

I will release the video at the start of July using the hashtag #OneDay . I hope this provides you with some kind of distraction as we navigate our way through this strange, uncertain time.

Cheers,

Katy

x


One Day – Katy Rose Bennett

When I woke up this morn, it was before the army of darkness

For a brief few moments, I thought I was free again

Then my body was shackled, shackled by something within me

And those branches look like prison bars through my window pane


And is this just for one day

Or is this forever?

I don’t know if I can stay

With no means of escape


When I walked through the park with my friend and her baby beside me

For a couple of hours, I thought I was free again

Then my head started pounding, pounding that rhythm of demons

If I stare at that river, I swear it will pull me in


And is this just for one day

Or is this forever?

I don’t know if I can stay

With no means of escape

And is this just for one day…


Dad, let’s drive to the hills

Let’s stride to the top

With the city on one side

Mountains to the right

Help me take a look at my life

In the wide open sky

Wide open

Wide open


When I woke up this morn, it was before the army of darkness

And I knew that one day soon I’d be free again


And is this just for one day

Or is this forever?

I don’t know if I can stay

With no means of escape

And is this just for one day…

… I know that I have to stay

With no means of escape


Written on one day in February 2012

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