Local Peak Performance Project band, Dear Rouge, recently wrote and recorded a lullaby as an encouragement to their friends, the Jacobsen family, and their autistic son, Noah.
The song’s chorus “Let love lead us” became powerful lyrics in carrying the family through days filled with therapists and mounting bills, but took on a deeper meaning when Noah’s father, Kevin, was killed in a work-related logging accident in June.
The song has so much meaning to his wife, Tonia, that it was used at Kevin’s funeral service. And on Sept. 18, Dear Rouge released a video which tells the story behind Noah’s Song. Along with the video, the band released the song as a ‘pay what you want’ download, where 100 per cent of the sales go to support Noah’s autism therapy. Their goal is to raise $60,000 which would cover therapy costs for one year.
The track is available for download at DearRouge.bandcamp.com. In addition to the song, Dear Rouge will be raising money for the Centre for Child Development throughout the month of October at a charity dinner on October 2 at the Washington Avenue Grill in White Rock, and with a charity concert at the Electric Owl on October 20.
– Kelsey Klassen, Black Press
Behind the music: Dear Rouge – a Song for Noah