Blackburn R&B star Mary HD pens Palestine peace song

First published in What's On

BLACKBURN R&B star Mary HD is releasing a new single inspired by the injustices she witnessed during a trip to Palestine.

The former fashion model will be releasing A Better Day on May 14 – when she will also celebrate her 30th birthday.

She said: “When I went to Palestine I saw at first hand some outrageous repression.

“Before going there I had seen snippets of news on TV but being there was a whole different story. I was shocked by the lack of basic freedoms – the checkpoints, the segregation wall, the ethnic cleansing, the house demolitions and child detainees.

“It’s totally wrong and heartbreaking. It’s 2012 and I don’t believe that anyone should have to live like that.”

Mary has included news footage on the video for A Better Day, and it has already been picked up by NME.com and featured at the Texas music industry conference and festival, SXSW12.

Mary, a former pupil of Beardwood High School, is a volunteer for the British Red Cross, Amnesty International and Women’s Voice, and also the official Patron for the John Bury Trust. She says the aim of her music is to promote hope and peace.

She said: “A Better Day is a song all about peace and forgiveness. I hope it can encourage people of all backgrounds to work together for a more tolerant and peaceful future.”

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11:30am Fri 13 Apr 12

onlyonesimongarner says...

R&B Star?????
R&B Star????? onlyonesimongarner
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1:53pm Fri 13 Apr 12

Wandering Sufi says...

onlyonesimongarner wrote:
R&B Star?????
Yh...i'm sure no one has ever heard of her before with that ridiculous name.
So she's now a songwriter because one a trip to Palestine...soo predictable its shocking
[quote][p][bold]onlyonesimongarner[/bold] wrote: R&B Star?????[/p][/quote]Yh...i'm sure no one has ever heard of her before with that ridiculous name. So she's now a songwriter because one a trip to Palestine...soo predictable its shocking Wandering Sufi
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2:38pm Fri 13 Apr 12

happycyclist says...

Never heard of her.
Never heard of her. happycyclist
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10:21pm Fri 13 Apr 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

I have never heard of her either .... but Google has so what do I know :)
I have never heard of her either .... but Google has so what do I know :) Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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5:39pm Mon 16 Apr 12

superyob says...

Oh! why no photo? Can't afford a publicity shot then?
Oh! why no photo? Can't afford a publicity shot then? superyob
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