Every nine seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten. Domestic violence is a sad addendum to humanity and of growing concern worldwide. There are many efforts to educate against and prevent its spread but more can and should be done in this effort. German-American singer and songwriter, Andie Naar, has just released an EP featuring the single I Am Gone about domestic violence. “Domestic violence is a very personal topic for me”, says Naar. “I want to raise awareness, inspire victims and help organizations that offer support for those in acute danger.”
Naar is running a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to create a music video for the single I Am Gone. The song tells of a woman’s journey out of domestic violence and into freedom with the help of a woman’s shelter. The aim is “ to craft a magnificent music video that will hopefully touch and move whoever watches it”. Apart from the awareness that the video will bring to its viewers, Naar also plans to include the information of various shelters, non-profits and advocacy groups in the conclusion of the video. She has also invited any and all backers to contact her with non-profits helping victims of domestic abuse to perhaps include these organizations’ logos into the music video credits.
Downloadable MP3s of the EP begin at five dollars for backers. Eighteen dollars will get you an additional link to the HD music video plus your name in the “special thanks” section of the video and website. Other perks include special edition prints and CDs as well as a live singing of I Am Gone.
Andie Naar is using her musical talent to inspire change. That change starts with you—the potential crowdfunding backer. You can help bring life to Naar’s dream and awareness of domestic violence. “Every little contribution helps me to make my dream come true to support the movement against domestic violence”.
I hope to see more from this artist and similar artists who are improving the world one small act at a time. Andie Naar deserves this POP.
Andie Naar’s Indiegogo Campaign
Andie Naar’s Website