Galvanized Souls’ latest video for their single, CARRY ON, continues to climb into the hearts and minds of rock enthusiasts, surpassing 100,000 views on Youtube in less than one month. Currently the video is now over 110,635 views.
“We’re stoked!” says Zakk Silveira, lead singer of Galvanized Souls. “The video for CARRY ON seems to be striking a chord with everyone who listens to it. We wanted to create a video that would inspire people to rise above bullying and hardship and carry on - and the message seems to be finding its way to all kinds of people, young and old. This is a message everyone can relate to.”
The video is based on the story of an 11 year old boy from Michigan, named Colin. In a Detroit suburb on February 2, 2014, Jennifer Cunningham created a Facebook page to help her wish her son a Happy 11th Birthday. Like so many kids, Colin suffered from bullying every day at school and didn’t have any friends to invite to his birthday party. The world responded, and over 2 million Facebook friends later, GMA threw Colin a surprise birthday.
When Galvanized Souls heard about Colin through Facebook, they completely identified with him as they had experienced the same kind of bullying Colin did for being different. They sent over an MP3 of CARRY ON to Colin and a few weeks later, they were shooting the video that traced Colin through a bully experience all too familiar to so many people.