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Anthem Entertainment Group, Dan Hill and Jully Black release stunning new song ‘Something More’ –...
GRAMMY Award winner and Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, Dan Hill and Juno Award winner and Canada’s Walk of Fame inductee, Jully Black have released a song that they wrote and recorded together ‘twenty-something’ years ago! The song is called ‘Something More’ and you can read the personally penned accounts of the day that the song was written and recorded and the meaning of the song then, and now, below.
THE STORY OF ‘SOMETHING MORE’ – BY JULLY BLACK
I remember going to Dan’s house and sitting and doing that writing session as a newly signed artist and writer to Warner Chappell – and I was just in awe of his story telling. ‘Something More’ was birthed out of the desire for a world – for me, an inner world and an outer world – that is inspirational, that is hopeful. Who knew what I might have been experiencing at that time, and who knew what Dan might have been experiencing? But both of us met up at this intersection of believing that there is always something more, something better. “Do you believe there’s a reason for everything?” Just that line in itself goes beyond religion; and now, twenty-something years later I’m able to look in hindsight and say, “Yes, there is a reason why we met up on that day. There is a reason why that song was written. The narrative felt, and still feels as personally necessary for me as it is globally relevant now, for all.
That the song is coming out now is very timely because I’m on a healing journey and in order to heal from past pain and trauma, I have to believe that there is something more, something better, and that there is something I’m worthy of. Whatever that something is, it’s divinely ordered and assigned to my life; just like this song, the message and the opportunity to share a hopeful and optimistic sentiments during challenging times.
Dan had, and has since, written songs for countless artists, but the parts that were to be sung by a male were destined to be sung by, and heard and felt in, Dan’s voice. Dan has a kind voice, and there is no question that ‘Something More’ required the kindness of Dan’s voice. He also has a voice that cries on the music, even if he’s not crying out of his eyes. It’s so rich, elegant, genuinely soulful and uniquely Dan.
It’s a huge honour; it’s a huge privilege, a huge blessing to be able to have the sheer treasure that is Dan as a friend, a mentor and a peer. I think of the other amazing music journeys and collaborative opportunities that I’ve had and I see how being on this song is really helping me to realize that it needs to get the love and the attention that it deserves; I see how I don’t have to keep my head and creativity so razor-focused on the genres of R&B or the genre of Hip-Hop, but more so focused on music and story telling that will touch anyone with a heartbeat.
I’m so happy that Dan’s wants this to come out. With his beautiful voice on the song, at this stage in his career, when he really doesn’t have to do anything, I believe that he wants it to come out because of his love of music, his love for me, and that he is also doing this in service.
THE STORY OF ‘SOMETHING MORE’ – BY DAN HILL
Hope, healing, and optimism. That’s the message I most wanted to give the world when I set out to write “Something More” with Jully Black close to two decades ago. A sense of aspiration, an awareness that something greater exists beyond what we can see or feel in the physical realm; and an understanding that we can nurture deeper meaning and purpose in our lives. The words and music to “Something More” came to me in a blazing flash, one that flowed out of my fingers and onto the piano keys. As the lyrics started to form, a quote from the Bible guided me: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
Jully was signed to Universal Music when we first met, and I was immediately overwhelmed by both her extraordinary talent and her preternatural presence. She radiated an enormous sense of empathy, spirituality and wisdom. When we started singing together, the first thing that hit me was the extraordinary and authentic quality of our vocal blend. Maybe our voices meld so seamlessly because we feel like family, united by something deeper than our careers.
Adam Messinger, who co-produced “Something More,” had a profound influence on this track. He is deservedly one of the most successful producers and songwriters in the world. Unquestionably, his inspired work on this record is major part of its remarkable impact.
Songs always come equipped with their own authentic stories. The story of “Something More” began long ago. But its journey shares something with the countless songs that become hits years, or even decades, after they’ve been written. “Something More” is being released now because of the timeliness of its message. With the seismic divisions and polarization that is tearing at this world today, redemption, aspiration, and healing have never been more relevant.
Click below to listen and download the stunning ‘Something More’!
“Being nominated for this prestigious award is proof positive that even when you feel invisible the intention and the purpose behind your work will take you into rooms you may physically never see,’ shares Jully. “I made a conscious decision to dedicate my life to service while waiting for the inspiration to make music again after the passing of my late Mother, Agatha Gordon, in 2017 and I believe that it’s not making that work about me that helped Canada’s Walk of Fame recognize me with fresh eyes and see me for who I am more so than what I’ve done.”“I know the energy behind my star will hold people up as they walk across it daily especially those who have been marginalized and disenfranchised and for that I am grateful. I am also so happy to share the common trait of humility with all my fellow inductees. The class of 2021 is a special class.”
Toronto, ON, October 4, 2021 – Working with Toronto-based ROUND agency, BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada) today released a new campaign that showcases the confidence BGC Clubs instill in 200,000 kids and teens every year. Available in English and French, No. More. Barriers. is our first national campaign after recently rebranding to BGC—a renewed identity that embraces the inclusive practices we are known for across the country.
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada became BGC Canada in May 2021 because Clubs across the country open their doors to all kids and teens
- Removing gender from our name modernizes the BGC brand and echoes the inclusive practices we’re known for, without straying too far from our history and brand awareness
- Embraces the fact that we serve young people of all ages, backgrounds, and identities
- To reference the old name, please write: BGC Canada (formerly Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada)
- In referring to ourselves with the new name, BGC Canada can stand for the national team or the entire federated movement e.g. BGC Canada and their Clubs across the country
- We use BGC Clubs or just Clubs (always capitalized C) when referring to the local (and independently operated) Clubs e.g. BGC Clubs in Alberta
Barriers won’t stop me.
I fear nothing.
I conquer barriers.
Barriers don’t define me.
I am a proud BGC Ambassador and I am delighted to be sharing the new BGC Canada campaign showcasing the confidence BGC Clubs give 200,000 kids and teens every year!
The video was filmed with Club youth at a Club with actual Club members. Club youth created the soundtrack with assistance from Michael Johnston and MJMS, whose mission is to make music more accessible—youth did not need to have any musical background and they produced the soundtrack with everyday household items!
The illustrations were based on testimonial from Club youth, and were created by Toronto illustrators Charles Williams, Rachel Riordan (Lucky Bones Studio), and Jamie Lawson/Jackie Oakley (Ver Sands)Say it with us: No. More. Barriers.