British Filipino electro-pop band called to write soundtrack for Catholic Church national vocations drive

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British Filipino electro-pop band called to write soundtrack for Catholic Church national vocations drive

The Catholic Church has called upon successful British Filipino electro-pop band, ooberfuse, to write the soundtrack for its new nationwide vocations framework in the UK. Father Christopher Jamison OSB commissioned the band following the global success of Heart's Cry, the Church's Youth Anthem for the visit of Pope Benedict XVIth to the UK in September 2010.

Father Jamison hopes the universal call to holiness in Christ will be highlighted and amplified through the medium of pop music which for the first time is being used by the Church to help promote a culture of vocation. The song, Call My Name, is released on Monday 29th May 2012. Listen to the track here:

Hal from ooberfuse says : "It was a challenge to write a song that captures the essence of something as sacred and as intimate as being spoken to and summoned by God in the deepest recesses of our hearts. When God speaks to us he does so in a strange and other worldly language that it is sometimes hard if not altogether impossible to render into intelligible words. His gentle yet persistent call cuts through the clamour and roar of contemporary life treading as softly as dove's footsteps. For some pop music is part of the noise that drowns out the sound of divinity, desensitising us to the transcendent. On the face of it, it seems incongruous that pop music, especially dub-step, should be used to heighten our awareness of God's call to each one of us.'

Father Jamison says : "What a wonderful gift ooberfuse has given to the Church in this song. We thank them most sincerely for responding so creatively and generously to my suggestion. The words are poetic and inspired, worthy of the psalms!"

Cherrie, front-woman of ooberfuse adds : "Shortly after submitting our song to Father Jamison we discovered that Cheryl Cole plans to release a song with the identical name! This is a weird and uncanny coincidence. Whereas her song is about her lover calling out her name, our song is about God calling out our name summoning us to a higher life in which we fulfil our holy and God-given destinies. Our song Call My Name is a single in our upcoming album Seventh Wave which will be out in August 2012."


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