Today, the Resistance Revival Chorus release the video for “DAWN” by Treya Lam, directed by Bruna Lacerda with production and cinematography by Meg Kettell.
The song was written at a time of turmoil and uncertainty on the eve of the 2019 elections. The brand new music video couldn’t come at a more crucial time for our country. As partisan forces attempt to cloak the democratic process in doubt and shunt the voice of the people into the shadows, and as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on to unprecedented proportions, all while the days have grown shorter, darker and colder, the message to hold on — that there is something brighter ahead — is needed now more than ever. “Dawn” is not just a song but a template for how to keep your light shining during dark days so that the flame of hope and defiance can ignite in others, too. About the song, Lam shares: “In a country that’s legislated against my existence, learning to love myself is an act of resistance. Dawn is a call to all who feel burdened by darkness to find and shine their inner light so others feel free to do the same. Before we can change society, we the people must change ourselves.“
A rare piece of art shot pre-pandemic, in January 2020, this light-filled music video hearkens to a time on the other side of this contagion, when we can all be together and in harmony again — and to an imagined time on the other side of the current American crisis of morality, equity and truth.