- 03 Dec 14
The 'Keep On Smiling' charity single is in aid of 3Ts (Turn The Tide on Suicide).
Hot Press' writer-at-large Olaf Tyaransen makes his music video bow today, as he stars in the new promo from The Shruggs. Check it out below. The track itself is in aid of Irish suicide prevention charity 3Ts.
“Although none of us have been directly affected by suicide, we all feel that this is a very important issue in our own community and in Ireland as a whole,” said James Downing, the guitarist for the West Cork trio.
"The idea of the song is to try and always keep a positive outlook on things,” continues songwriter Kees Hendrickx. “The inspiration for the song came to me as I was taking a walk in the woods close to my home. The line “Keep on smiling”came to me as I was thinking about the sudden changes that were going on in my life. My girlfriend and I had to suddenly move out of our house and I started thinking about how things can change so fast, and about how someone could get depressed and very down when things can go wrong. I always try to have a positive outlook on life and I think things happen for a reason so I wanted to write a song with that message. To try and stay positive no matter what happens and always keep on smiling.”
'Keep On Smiling' is available on iTunes right now, with all proceeds going to the charity.