TUNE THE PORTRAITS - NOBODY CAN EVER MURDER LOVE (English version)
THE PORTRAITS – ‘NOBODY CAN EVER MURDER LOVE’ SINGLE, DIGITAL DOWNLOAD RELEASE 21/10/16
Against the backdrop of the rise in hatred following the Brexit result and the French terrorist attacks, husband and wife Alternative Folk duo Jeremy and Lorraine Millington a.k.a. The Portraits (“Excellent!” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music), who played at 2016’s Glastonbury Festival, are releasing their most beautiful work to date: a bilingual Love Song in English and French which is a heartfelt call for unity and healing at a time when it is needed more than ever.
‘Nobody Can Ever Murder Love’ was written in response to the murder of
Jo Cox MP in June 2016, attracting 20,000 views after a video of the couple playing the song at home was uploaded to Facebook the day after Jo’s death.
Soon after, while completing new material in a studio in France, the couple were so moved by the terror attacks in Nice and Rouen that they translated their song into French and immediately went in search of a last minute gig booking in a nearby town with the aim of performing the song to show solidarity with the French people. Jeremy and Lorraine were bowled over by the response it received when the 500-strong audience in the town of La Jarne in the Charente-Maritime region stood up and roared in support, and several dozen people queued up afterwards to hug the duo, one lady with tears streaming down her face.
The single package will include three versions of the song, a purely English version, a French version and a third version mixing both languages. To coincide with the release of the single in October 2016, the Portraits embark on a tour of intimate venues to include Sept 24th at Peasedown Church nr Bath, Sept 25th at Black Books Café in Stroud, Oct 8th at the Drawing Room in Chesham, Bucks, Oct 14th at Newbold Methodist Church, Warks and Oct 28th at Cornerstone Arts Centre in Didcot.
The Portraits were formed in 2005 by husband and wife Jeremy and Lorraine Millington, from Bristol and Galway respectively. The duo have played at Glastonbury Festival on five different occasions and had songs played on Radio 2's Clare Balding and Jeremy Vine shows and by Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music as well as being championed by Radio 2/6Music regular Justine Greene. Their new album ‘Global Heartbeat’ will be released in the spring of 2017.
Hi res royalty-free pics: https://goo.gl/rTq5S8 Single cover: https://goo.gl/QC8r8y
Streaming link: https://goo.gl/14B4R0 Download link (Wav/MP3): https://goo.gl/1NEB8H
iTunes purchase links: English: https://goo.gl/aPg6OX, French: https://goo.gl/PSN489, Bilingual: https://goo.gl/iqXVzi
The Portraits’ website http://www.theportraitsmusic.com
For more information contact Kath or Graham on 07934 782687