(PRWEB) March 28, 2012
There has been a lot of recent attention on bullying and anti-bullying campaigns and today Ali & Christina Christensen, from the 2010 season of America’s Got Talent, release their new music video
"The Same Way" to offer their voices and support to this vital issue.
For most people, the thought of children falling victim to physical abuse at the hands of schoolmates is deplorable. The act of bullying is not a new phenomenon but in an age where online attacks are becoming more prevalent – this abuse extends beyond the schoolyard and into cyberspace where the humiliation is on public display for all to see. The effects are exponentially traumatizing to the victim.
“We need to join together and focus more on this devastating topic,” says Ali Christensen.
In 2009, a neighborhood friend of the sisters’ committed suicide after being bullied and “we wrote this song in his memory to hopefully bring greater awareness to this issue,” explains Ali (22). This anti-bullying video, which features classmates from their high school, “is such a great way for us to honor him,” says Christina (14). “I know he would be proud.”
The recent Valentine’s Day release of "Love is Gonna Find You," a five song EP now available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Rhapsody, which features “The Same Way,” encompasses strong messages of hope to their fans. The songs are not only uplifting and encourage listeners to take a leap of faith in themselves and follow their dreams, but also to stay strong during hard times. “We believe that the obstacles placed in our paths have made us stronger,” says Christina.
This lovable duo, along with their two older siblings, were all diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis (CF) at birth. CF is a genetic respiratory disease and from a very young age, they were told that they would never be able to sing due to their illness. They of course, had different plans. They began their careers as soloists, but sang together for the first time at the funeral of their older sister as a special tribute. Finding strength in a song and realizing the healing power of music for themselves and others, the girls decided to join forces to also spread awareness about the diseases and inspire others not to lose hope in the face of adversity.
In 2011, they teamed up with Grammy-nominated and Dove Award-winning producer Barry Weeks and his long-time songwriting partner Tom Rowland to create Love Is Gonna Find You.