Mantra Vega reunites for charity record to help Ukrainians
Mantra Vega, the progressive rock band formed by Heather Findlay and Dave Kerzner in 2014, have reformed for a new single to help raise money to help the war-torn people of Ukraine.
we see you will be released this Friday at midnight exclusively via Bandcamp and will raise funds for humanitarian aid in Ukraine via the appeal of the Disaster Emergency Committee for Ukraine. You can watch Findlay and Kerzner discuss the project in a video below.
“In an effort to step out of a place of worry and fear watching the situation in Ukraine unfold, the seeds of We See You emerged and quickly evolved into a beautiful, uplifting collaboration that carries a message of light and hope to our fellow human beings,” Findlay said. “War is unfortunately a deeply ingrained aspect of human nature and wherever it occurs on Earth its effects are devastating and far reaching. Serving only as another reminder that we are ultimately one. When they hurt , we are hurting.”
“Heather came to me with this brilliant idea to bring Mantra Vega together to make a song for this global concern about the war in Ukraine. I’m proud to have been a part of it,” adds Kerzner. “In addition to raising funds to help the people of Ukraine, we also wanted to send love and support to everyone suffering from this crisis through the universal language of music.”
The new single features contributions from fellow Mantra Vega members Dave Kilminster (guitar), Chris Johnson (guitar), Stuart Fletcher (bass), and Alex Cromarty (drums).
Mantra Vega initially released their only album, The judgment of illusion, back in 2016.
To have we see you from midnight on Friday here.