By an edhat reader

Penny Little, singer-songwriter formerly signed to Warner Brothers and lyricist Carrie Topliffe have produced “Raise Your Voice Up” a contemporary pop song with a rich gospel influence and non-partisan lyrics.

The featured singer is recording/touring artist Kenneith Perrin, who recently opened for Dale Bozzio and Missing Persons. Their past collaborations include the topical songs “Get Out and Vote” and “Say His Name”.  Other performers on the track are: Wendy Sims-Moten and Alison Zuber, backing vocals, and Gary Yoshimura, Guitars.

Topliffe says, “No one disputes the importance of this election. We need to participate in democracy if we want it to stay strong.  I want to encourage everyone’s voice to be heard, so I wrote the lyrics to be non-partisan and inclusive.” 

Little, who besides being a recording artist and producer, is a documentary filmmaker who produced the award winning film “Electile Dysfunction” documenting problems with electronic voting machines and election tampering in the 2004 election.   Little says, “I feel this song is a perfect soundtrack for Americans who we hope will vote in record numbers in this election to overcome the possibility of election fraud.”

The song is also included in the new album release ,“Runnin’ in the Rain” by the Away Team, Little’s collaborative musical and media project.  

The track is  available on iTunes and many other digital distribution networks.