Breton composer Erwan Koyk has gathered French artists to record a CD for Ukrainian children. Entitled “Peace Will Come”, the project has barely been released but is already making waves, some coming directly from the Ukrainian frontline.
peace will come is a solidarity CD created on the initiative of the Breton composer Erwan Coic. The artist, who is married to a Ukrainian with a 4-year-old daughter, decided to sell this hymn to peace for Ukrainian children who were victims of the bombing. Proceeds will be used to fund medical equipment. “We are aware that medical needs are particularly important for civilians bombed by Russian forces. I know.”he explains.
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A total of 17 titles were composed by Erwan Coïc and other volunteer French musicians inspired by this initiative. Over an hour of his music recorded for listening anywhere in the world. The album, in fact, he plans to distribute on music platforms in nearly 200 countries. “These are very keyboard, synthesizer and film score oriented songs.the composer explains.
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Released on October 24, eight months after the Russian invasion began, the CD contains French and English titles and was restored during his speech at the 2022 Grammy Awards. It even includes the voice of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. award.
And the returns are already numerous. Some came from Ukraine and the front line. “On the day I released it, on the front lines, the military was passing messages to each other and 600 people were watching the clip.” Visibility that delights project initiators: “We are happy. It brings warmth to them. That’s the whole point.”, add Erwann. The Brittany composer is still looking for distributors of this album in the international profession to maximize benefits to families in conflict-affected Ukraine.
Album “Peace will come”, French artist for Ukraine / Now on sale Physical version and MP3 Even on streaming platforms.