Trilogy engineer/co-manager Willie Samuels (far left) and Future Youth Records founder/executive director Jason Wall (far right, standing).
San Francisco, CA (November 9, 2015)—Bay Area non-profit organizations Future Youth Records (FYR) and Mission Girls Services have debuted a new song recorded at Studio Trilogy in San Francisco entitled "We Are The Women..."
The song was created through the Future Youth Records' V.I.N.Y.L. (Voice for Inspiring & Nurturing Youth Leadership) Program, a program that provides at-risk youth the opportunity to create broadcast quality media alongside high-profile music industry professionals with positive, impactful messages.
Four girls, ages 10 to 19, from Mission Girls Services began work during Women's History Month in March alongside professional musicians Matt "Doctor" Fink (Prince & The Revolution), Adam "A-Plus" Carter (The Hieroglyphics), Eva Gardner (Pink, Cher) and Thia Megia (American Idol) inside of Studio Trilogy, a recording facility in San Francisco's SOMA District. Under the direction of Jason Wall, FYR's founder/executive director, and co-producer/engineer Willie Samuels, "We Are the Women" was written and recorded by the girls over four days. It features strong lyrics and an anthemic chorus composed by the young women to counteract the growing problem of female degradation in much of today's music media.
"Music represents a very powerful influence over young people and their development into adulthood. It influences behavior, style and an overall identification within a social culture," said Wall. "To great devastation, popular music has not only lost much of its artistic integrity, but worse, it has sunk to depths so low it has become unconscionable. Simply put, abuse is not art. These young ladies represent the future of music where it will be used to inspire, inform and celebrate, not to perpetuate the harm of others."