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21st Oct, 2021

'No More Lockdown' - Rubery musician wants your videos showing what the easing of restrictions means to you

Tristan Harris 14th Jul, 2021 Updated: 14th Jul, 2021

A RUBERY singer-songwriter who has created a song called ‘No More Lockdown’ wants people to make their own music videos for it, based on what the easing of Covid restrictions means to them.

Gary Haywood sang lead vocals and Darren Hollier produced the track on their own ‘Carbon Footprint Music Productions’ record label.

It has had thousands of streams all over the world on Spotify, YouTube and other platforms.

Their own official video was filmed and produced by Kairi Kingissepp in Cannon Hill Park with BrumSkate – a group which promotes skateboarding, roller-skating and rollerblading in the city.

But then – as it was ‘the people’s song’ – Gary came up with the idea for people to create their own videos showing the things they will be enjoying most after coming out of lockdown on Monday, July 19.

He said: “We have all had a terrible 16 months and we wrote this song for the people so everyone can celebrate the final lockdown restrictions lifting.

“Whether it is a nan or grandad who has finally seen their grandsons or granddaughters for the first time in over a year, friends going down the pub or people meeting up for a party or barbecue – we want to see what makes you happy and ‘no more lockdown’ means to you.”

The catchy, happy, clappy, celebratory song starts with the lyrics –

“No More Staying In,

“Lots more going out,

“To all the friends and Family,

“We’re all gonna celebrate…..”

People can sing, dance, hang out and generally enjoy themselves on the video before uploading it to the Facebook page here.

To see the original video and hear the song, click below.

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