Covers Rihanna’s Chart Topping Single “Umbrella”
LOS ANGELES, CA, October 18, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — 7th Note Entertainment, Inc. is pleased to announce the touching video and single release of “Umbrella” by Andre Delano who is the touring saxophonist for Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. The video was filmed by highly sought-after entertainment videographer, Beeloe Visions and will premiere on Thursday, October 27, 2022, at 6:30 pm PT (9:30 pm ET). To sign up for the virtual premiere, visit www.andredelano.com. The single is set to release on Friday, October 28, 2022, just in time for Homeless Awareness Month in November and will be available for download on most digital platforms. The song initially appeared on Rihanna’s third studio album, Good Girl Gone Bad, in 2007.
“This latest offering is a culmination of several different emotions,” states Delano. “The Corona Virus Pandemic, the passing of my parents, and the many lives we have lost these past years have contributed to an overwhelming desire to express myself.”
The impact of the pandemic on the music industry was an unexpected one. Music events, including music festivals, concert tours, and award shows, were canceled or postponed.
“The pandemic made me think about how close we all are to homelessness and the crisis across the nation,” Delano adds. “Right after earning my BA in Business Administration from Jackson State University, I moved to Los Angeles and became a working musician. Since then, I have seen homelessness in Los Angeles continue to worsen. As an artist, I felt compelled to shine a light on this crisis.”
While there are no stats on homeless musicians, the number of homeless in the US is estimated at over 550k. Multiple scenes of the “Umbrella” Video were shot on the streets of Skid Row.
“When I started researching homelessness statistics, I found that close to 40% of homeless are African American. These stats are staggering because blacks only make up 14% of the US population. Plus, 61% of homeless persons are men and boys.”
In addition, Delano has also teamed up with My Friend’s House LA Foundation. For over a decade, My Friends House LA Foundation has been supporting the needs of people experiencing homelessness and other marginalized populations.
“Andre’s “Umbrella” video touched me because it reminded me of the Skid Row community and the amazingly talented musicians I see and serve on a weekly basis,” states Tiffany A. Rose, founder of My Friend’s House LA Foundation. “So many of the individuals experiencing homelessness we support are musicians and from the entertainment industry.”
If you would like to support, My Friends House LA in person or via a donation, please visit https://www.myfriendshousela.org to learn how.
About Andre Delano
Andre Delano is the touring saxophonist, dancer, and background singer for 11-time Grammy Awards winner Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. The East St. Louis native began playing the saxophone when he was eight. By 18, Delano was touring the country with some of the most prolific artists in the industry. He has worked with Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Usher, Maxwell, and many more. For more information about Andre Delano’s single release and concert schedule, visit www.andredelano.com. For booking inquiries, contact [email protected].
About My Friends House LA Foundation
On the frontlines for over a decade, My Friends House LA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has been supporting the needs of people experiencing homelessness and other marginalized populations. They support residents in and around the Downtown Los Angeles area known as Skid Row. Skid Row contains one of the largest stable populations of homeless people in the United States. Part of their mandate is to feed the residents of Skid Row through deeds as well as a level of genuine care for those served. They aim to provide programs that promote and encourage self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and healthy living. To date they have assisted over 650,000 men, women and children with food, clothing, toiletries, and other needed resources and continually meet the needs of a minimum of 500 people weekly. For more information visit: https://www.myfriendshousela.org/
About 7th Note Entertainment, Inc. (7th Note)
7th Note Entertainment, Inc. (www.7thnoteent.com) is a multimedia, marketing, and promotions company committed to supporting quality entertainment from various music genres. For over ten years, 7th Note has distinguished itself from other entertainment companies in that each person involved – from executive to artist – has a voice, an opportunity to learn, and the ability to use their creative skills in a productive environment.
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