The initiative, entitled The L Project, was created by
songwriter Georgey Payne and aims to raise as much money as
possible for the LGBT community.
Featuring a number of openly-gay artists - including Horse,
Sandra MacBeth, Emma Kavanagh, Amber, Kenelis, Sofia Antonia
Milone, Nicky Mitchell, O'Hooley & Tidow, Nina McCann and Amy
Louise Sutton - the track, entitled Breathing Life, is expected for
release in February 2012.
Everyone involved with The L Project has given up their time for
free in order to maximise the impact of any money raised.
According to Payne, the inspiration for this song is a friend
who, at the age of fifteen, is still being bullied and beaten up by
kids at school for being gay.
They money raised will be distributed by a number of
gay-friendly charities, as selected by the artists involved.
"Our chosen charities can help put an end to situations just
like this, as well as helping with other challenges that some gay
people face day-to-day," she said.
For the artists involved, the experience has been a moving one.
Singer Amy Louise Sutton wrote on the project's Facebook page:
"What an absolute pleasure. I was incredibly moved by the whole
project.. and reading everyone else's comments on the The L Project
wall, obviously we all felt the same way.. so many talented people
in one space performing their respective artistries with grace and
professionalism and enthusiasm.
"What a warm bunch of women! One day together and I feel so
bonded to the collective. I wanted to go back to 'work' there the
next day and I was genuinely disappointed that it was over!"
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Photograph by Katie Lamb.