Erika Kulnys calls on everyone to Stand Together for equality in her new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
Fiercely described as an “ingenious activist zeal combined with the poetic skepticism of Leonard Cohen”, Kulnys is no stranger to embracing the vulnerability of the human condition. As a singer-songwriter, she consistently uses her voice, agility in songwriting, and world-class musicianship to shine a spotlight on what is lacking today.
Continuing to tackle what’s broken while soothing audiences with her powerful voice that calls us to action, Kulnys entreats us to rise up and tackle change as a global movement in Stand Together. Hoping to raise awareness about the embargo on Cuba with the song’s video, the visual component to the track provides a slideshow of Kulnys with her loved ones — people caring for people, standing up to adversity, and standing together.
“This is a song started in Cuba, finished in Germany, recorded in the U.S.A., and produced in Canada,” Kulnys explains. “It is about ending the torture, internment and subjugation of refugees and migrants, and creating a culture that recognizes our common humanity over national borders.”
The song is the second single and title track from her recently released album; the first single My Choice offered a battle cry for women’s reproductive rights. Kulnys’ passion and commitment to social change flows across each melody of the Stand Together album. Criss-crossing the globe to weave together the music, the album leans into its international roots and features Spanish songs and international players.
The world is taking notice; Kulnys was awarded the Canadian Voice of Women’s national award alongside El Jones for her cultural contribution toward peace. Her 2016 album Rise Up found itself in the Top 10 on both Canadian and U.S charts, and her accolades include a $25,000 Watson Fellowship to study social justice music in seven countries.