Pat Benatar may not be able to physically attend the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday January 21st due to a scheduling conflict, but that isn’t stopping her from lending her unmistakable and rock iconic voice to the cause and releasing her first new song in over 10 years. It’s “SHINE”: an anthem for women created by female artists because music will always be at the heart of any revolution.
Teaming up with songwriter/producer extraordinaire Linda Perry, “SHINE” (produced by Perry and Neil Giraldo) is part of SHINE TOGETHER: a movement which uses one of the most powerful and universal languages, song, in order to support and inspire women towards advancing issues that affect all women of all races, cultures, backgrounds and ethnicities. Benatar states:
“Even though I can’t be at the Women’s March on Washington in person, I wanted to show my support for everyone marching and the importance of standing up for women’s rights, by joining together and lifting each other up, we will show the world that women’s rights must continue to move forward – we’re not going back. The song is not anti- anyone, this is about unity and inclusion, and the incredible power that women wield – especially when we support each other.”
So if making your voice heard and standing up to protect women’s rights at the Women’s March on Washington or at of the many marches happening in cities across the nation is on your calendar of things-to-do (616 at last count), Benatar is right there with you.
You can download “SHINE” via major music platforms including iTunes, Amazon and Google Music with all proceeds going to the B.A. Rudolph Foundation which supports women pursuing careers in public service and government.