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Musician Ry Romero Debuts New Single for Generation Rescue
We recently came across a very talented supporter of Generation Rescue. His name is Ry Romero, a young singer-songwriter from Los Angeles, who stopped by our office to serenade us with an original song he had written. The song is titled, “Through the Storm.” Just recently, he debuted the song at Rock Now for Autism, our acoustic benefit concert at Boulevard3 in Hollywood, CA. We are glad to share with you that Ry’s new single is now available (iTunes , Amazon, etc.) and can also be heard in our new PSA.
“Through the Storm” is a song I started working on over two years ago. The idea came to me at a time when I saw people that I care about going through hardships in their lives. Being that almost every song that I have written is a love song, I wanted to do something completely different from my norm. I began with putting a melody together and finding a nice chord progression that I felt symbolized a motivational song. Once I found the sound that I was looking for, I began working on lyrics. I knew that the message I wanted to get across to my audience was that this was a song telling a story. I wanted the song to be expressed through the eyes of a person in need and the person who was there for them.
I remember how many times the lyrics had changed writing the song. I couldn’t seem to find the
words to express how I wanted my story to be told. I continued working on the song for the next two years, and after struggling to find the words to say, I took a break from it. Early last year, I came across my friend Zack who told me about his work with Generation Rescue. I found it very motivating that a person of his age had accomplished so much and stood for a cause that I have always supported. Zack and I became good friends and overtime we both began to help one another with projects that we both had a passion for. He knew how much I enjoyed music and knew that I wanted to make a difference. One day, Zack approached me with an idea of me possibly donating a song to Generation Rescue. I thought it was an amazing idea! I saw this as an opportunity of doing my part to support the movement. I always wanted to give more of myself to the cause, but I never knew how.
Once the idea was in the air, I knew that this was it. Music—this was my way of giving back. As soon as we got off the phone, I picked up my pen and paper, and the words came pouring out. I feel I couldn’t finish this song back then, because it was meant for something bigger. I found my inspiration! Along with me finding that inspiration to finish “Through the Storm,” I hope this motivates and inspires others, as well, to want to give back in any way that they can! I will always be grateful for being able to help Generation Rescue, and for them allowing me to be a part of their special family! This is a moment that I will cherish for the rest of my life.
- Ry Romero
Support Ry and order his song today! All of the proceeds will be donated to Generation Rescue. Rock on, Ry!