A group of students and recent graduates from North Vancouver’s Carson Graham Secondary have banded together to write and perform a song thanking first responders for their work during the COVID-19 crisis.
“We hope to deliver our message and gratitude to all the workers who have not given up in these challenging times,” said Parichehr Haghani, who co-wrote the song's lyrics with Bethanea Chou. “What we can do during this hard time is to inspire them and let them know about how important they are for us and how thankful we are to have them."
The song incorporates the vocals of Chou and Sogand Golshahian over an instrumental cover of the song “Heroes” by Alesso DJ featuring Tove Lo. On the student track Chou and Ryan Hossein Nejad are featured on piano, Chou on guitar, Haghani on violin, and Luke Forrester on clarinet. Ava Naseri did the editing for the project.
“[We] worked on this song to show our appreciation to all of the frontliners for their valuable efforts to protect and keep us safe,” said Haghani. “We thank them for their bravery and selflessness.”