Produced and written by the singer herself with the aid of Adrian X and Supa Dups, Liz Loughrey seeks a little awareness in her fellow man.

With a nice island sound, Rise Up is one of those tracks that is a little deeper than you might think at first listen.  You expect some kind of message based on the title, but when you really get down into the lyrics, you hear that thought was put into this one.  Asking people to never settle for what is and to see the world around them for the beauty but also for the change they can precipitate.

But she’s backing up the message with action, just like she wants her listeners to.

“…Liz Loughrey has created the Rise Up Workshops. She is currently visiting schools across [Canada] to encourage youth to think outside the box and start making their own positive impact on their community. The stories collected throughout her workshops will be shared on her website. Anyone can take part in the movement by submitting their own story on Social Media using the #RiseUpMovement hashtag.”

A song with a social message is (almost) always something we can get behind, but it’s just a good song overall, so that makes it that much better.