Video Depicts The Coming-Of-Age Story Of A Boy With Down Syndrome
Today, Canadian singer-songwriter Jordan Hart, in partnership with L’Arche Canada, releases the compelling music video for his song “Freedom”. The track is from his recently released debut EP Only Pieces of the Truth (Believe Digital). The powerful and moving video, created with Academy award-winning studio TonicDNA, depicts the coming-of-age story of a boy with Down Syndrome who learns to navigate the world with a loving mother, an absent father, a classroom bully, and a life-long crush.
‘’I am so honoured that L’Arche has chosen to use this song. These are people who are highly capable, emotionally intelligent and infinitely valuable who are often cast aside or worse, restricted from living their own free lives due to some people’s fear and lack of understanding. I hope this song will offer a window into these lives, at least enough to open the heart of others and inspire them to view these individuals with as much openness and kindness as they would to anyone else,’’ said Hart.
‘’Freedom’’ is a delicate, sincere and hopeful song about seeking freedom from past mistakes and maybe finding a little bit of comfort. The song has been chosen by L’Arche Canada, an organization that helps create communities that support people with intellectual disabilities, as an anthem to help tell the story of people with intellectual disabilities who are searching for freedom. L’Arche Canada debuted a one-and-a-half-minute version of the four-minute video on World Down Syndrome Day on March 21.
The Gold-certified, singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has worked with countless producers and arrangers over the years. Despite those incredible opportunities, no pieces of music truly felt like his sound.
Hart was still looking for what would be his musical identity when he met the AllPoints team. Through multiple conversations with his new creative team, he was advised to begin with a self-produced body of work, and after 6 months of blood sweat, and tears, he pieced together all the parts of himself and finally his sound. The experience birthed his new EP ‘’Only Pieces of the Truth’’. The link to press photos can be found here.
In 2019, Hart embarked on a 100-day straight busking challenge in Toronto, through thunderstorms and snowstorms he played on. Every Sunday, 100 percent of the money he raised was donated to L’Arche Canada. Since then, he has secured a record deal with Believe Digital and All Points (based out of the UK).
The momentum from his daily busking also culminated in a sold-out show at the Great Hall in Toronto and his career streams also increased by over a quarter of a million. As a featured artist, his work with Lucky Rose on the song ‘’Lost’’ has accumulated over 15 million streams across all platforms and the track was top 30 at CHR Canadian radio.