Collaborations | The Martial Arts + Adam J Smith
This collaboration produced for the Inter-Creative Collaborations Project comes courtesy of the talents of musician, Paul Kelly and filmmaker Adam J Smith. The song that Paul has chosen is Run With Us, the end theme to cult 80’s Canadian cartoon series, The Raccoons, which was originally performed by the tune’s co-writer, Steve Lunt during the cartoon’s first series then more familiarly by Lisa Lougheed until the show ended in 1992.
We hope you enjoy this meeting of creative minds and support the Tiny Changes charity fundraiser detailed at the bottom of the article.
Run With Us
Lead vocals and guitar – Paul Kelly (The Martial Arts)
Guitar – Sean Biggerstaff
Backing vocals – Aylish McFarlane and Sean Biggerstaff
Mixed and mastered by Sam Smith of Green Door Studio
Film: Adam J Smith (The Hector Collectors)
Some thoughts on the song choice from Paul:
“Run With Us was the theme to an 80s cartoon series that I recall through a 30-35 year haze of childhood nostalgia. This video is an attempt to offer an appropriate visual complement to those kinds of memories (and also to honour the stirring heroic message of the song) by digging up some hopelessly obscure and forgotten 80s construction toys called ‘Linkits’ and making them have adventures once more.”
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FUNDRAISING FOR TINY CHANGES
As all the creatives involved have given of their time and incredible talent freely, we decided it would be appropriate to release the songs (for FREE download) on our Bandcamp page but ask anyone who downloads the tracks to please consider a donation to the Tiny Changes charity which was set up by the family of Scott Hutchison who was a founding member of Frightened Rabbit. Scott took his own life after years of battling with mental health issues. The family felt compelled to set up Tiny Changes as a mechanism to support projects which positively impact on young people’s mental health.
Here is the link to Into Creative’s Just Giving page which is raising funds for the charity…
JUST GIVING – TINY CHANGES
Please also visit the Bandcamp page where you will find the FREE download links to the songs…
INTER-CREATIVE COLLABORATIONS BANDCAMP
Here is the link to Tiny Changes’ page…
TINY CHANGES Website