Young Singer-Songwriter Writes Song For Charity

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YOUNG SINGER-SONGWRITER WRITES SONG FOR CHARITY

 The Fender Music Foundation to raise funds from sale of Noah Benardout song, “We Battle”

Agoura Hills, Calif. (February 23, 2012) – Noah Benardout, up-and-coming singer-songwriter, has been working with The Fender Music Foundation for the promotion of music education, and we are pleased to announce that he has recently released “We Battle,” a song written specifically for The Fender Music Foundation, a nonprofit charity dedicated to providing instruments to music education programs across the country.

Granting the foundation sales rights and profits as well as usage rights of the song for its first 2 years of release, Noah has shown his generosity and dedication to music education: “You know, I’m still a teenager and merely having access to music and music education has changed my life. I think music is an essential part of growing up and helping others find what I have found in music is something I believe to be truly important.”

Talented and kind-hearted, Noah Benardout is a pop-indie singer-songwriter that we can expect to hear more about in the coming spring. At the age of 16, he has already released an EP, What Will Be Will Be, as well as performed across the country with celebrities such as Slash. With influences such as Coldplay, Doves, U2, and Radiohead, Noah Benardout offers serene, yet catchy songs reminiscent of pop and rock culture. His wide vocal range and simple accompaniment allows for the beautiful melodies and elaborate harmonies that have won him international appraisal. Hits such as “Haley” offer a view into his original and soulful style.

When asked about the meaning of the song “We Battle,” Noah was quite clear: “Whatever cause we chose to support or whatever obstacles we are faced with, whether it is social injustice, or environmental disasters, we must be willing to fight, we must be prepared and we must battle.”

“We Battle” is currently available on iTunes and sales directly benefit music education through The Fender Music Foundation. http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/we-battle-single/id501225710

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“WE BATTLE”

We battle for life

We battle for love

But the spark in their eyes

Is all that I’m thinking of

Our hearts are playing a beat

A serenade through the streets

And it’s all that they need

One day they’ll all have loved

So hold out your hands

And make your demandsI’ll stand and I’ll sing

I’ll do anything

To spread the news for you

More than a rule

Spreading to schools

They’re longing to play

That’s what we know today

And if they’re far apart

Let’s go straight to the heart

If they think we forgot

We’ll show them a better waySo hold out your hands

And make your demands

I’ll stand and I’ll sing

I’ll do anything

To spread the news for you

If you play, call out now

If you sing, sing out loud

If you need, raise a hand

We are here, we understand

Music and Lyrics by Noah Benardout

Copyright © 2011

The Fender Music Foundation

The Fender Music Foundation believes that music participation is an essential element in the fabric of an enduring society. The organization aims to keep music education alive and available in our nation’s schools and communities. Founded in 2005, this public charity has reached over 147,000 people through its grants to music education programs. These grant recipients, which give more people the opportunity to make music, include school music classrooms, community based organizations and music therapy programs. Visit www.fendermusicfoundation.org to learn more about supporting the cause.