9/11 World Trade Center Jumper Pairs Inspire Song from Redlemon on iTunes

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The pairs of jumpers from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 have inspired a new song, "Better Than This," in the new rock opera, "Fly [The End of Wars]," from Redlemon, just released on iTunes and CDBaby.com.

The pairs of jumpers from the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 have inspired a new song, "Better Than This," in the new rock opera, "Fly [The End of Wars]," from Redlemon, just released on iTunes and CDBaby.com. The rock opera is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the main character Redlemon confronts the realities of destruction and discovers the saving power of love. Redlemon's website is redlemonfly.com.

"Art and music can sometimes help us to comprehend the incomprehensible. I saw a picture of two people holding hands, jumping from the twin towers. I felt like they were trying to tell me something. It seemed, to me, that they at least represented the idea that love conquers absolutely everything. In the real world, though, it is really hard to believe that, it takes the proverbial "leap of faith." The irony was gut-wrenching to me, and a song came out of that. I also wanted to write this song so that people remember them and so we can better represent ourselves in the world as purveyors of love, not war," said Redlemon.

"Fly [The End of Wars]" is the story of Redlemon waking up to find himself in a world destroyed by war yet finding, at the same time, the love of his life. As the story develops, he protests war ("Always Love"), loses his mother ("No Ordinary Girl" and "Waiting for the Rain"), struggles with addiction ("Truly") and the relevance of love in the face of such disaster.

In the rock opera, Redlemon often points to real-life events and locales such as the death of the homeless boy Chester Lee Miller ("Imagine That," which song was recently the subject of a newspaper article in Chester's hometown), the WTC jumpers ("Better Than This"), his own tough upbringing ("Brave Parade"), and the legendary "(Germantown) Avenue" in Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania (with the preeminent saxophinist Jay Davidson, who has recorded and toured with Stevie Winwood, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston, among many others).

Further information is available at http://www.redlemonfly.com, and via email at info@redlemonfly.com. Press inquiries may also contact Redlemon Ventures, LLC at 267-625-3951.

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