Video Premiere: Anne E. DeChant “Change”

Listen & Watch Song Premiere

Americana Highways presents this video premiere of Anne E. DeChant’s song “Change,” from her upcoming release, Every Little Everything, due to be available in October.  The album was produced by Mike Severs at Sunny’s Lab Nashville TN.  “Change’ was written by Anne E. DeChant and Frye Gaillard. The album’s cover photo is courtesy of Rachel Smook Photography.

“Change” is Anne E. DeChant on lead vocals, Alison Prestwood on bass; with all instruments by Mike Severs.  The background vocalists are Tania Hancheroff, Peter Cooper, Rich Spina, The Harris Sisters, Carlos Jones, Paul Lewis, Rachel Smook, Abby Smook, Tracy Pendergast, David G. Smith, and Gemma Pendergast. The video was produced by Todd Volmer at Wasted Talent Media.

With civil rights and current footage of struggles, Anne E. DeChant drives the point of the song home as she asks “what kind of change am I?”  From a mostly white perspective of support, Anne E. DeChant throws her musical hat into the ring of protest songs.

In order to write “Change,” Frye and I had to look at ourselves and ask tough questions. We are privileged. We know it. What are we supposed to do about the history of inequity, violence and indifference in our world? As we sing in the chorus, ‘What kind of change am I? What kind of change are you? — Anne E. DeChant

Order here at this link to the “Change” shirt which includes a free download of the song:  https://anneedechant.com/t-s-and-hoodies 

 

 

 

32 thoughts on “Video Premiere: Anne E. DeChant “Change”

  1. Precisely what is needed right now. How will you impact your corner of the country and world?

    Great work Anne E. !

  2. I love this song! Anne DeChant brings it straight from the heart. This song left me in tears…twice. THX Anne!

  3. Thanks, Anne E, for another fabulous song. Strong, uplifting message delivered with good music and a great voice. Made me smile big and brought grateful tears. I’m always grateful for you and the gift of song you bring.

  4. Anne E, I absolutely love that you went all-in on pointing out racial injustices and the dynamics of white complacency and white responsibility in your lyrics. Y’all managed to create a feel-good, inspirational anthem for much-needed change that doesn’t gloss over the truth or attempt to claim color-blindness. Very well done!

  5. What an upbeat way to pass along a message! Love this artist and the way she leads with love! ❤️ Excellent song and video!!

  6. Gripping challenge in song. A good hard look at what we are doing to change things, our personal responsibility, especially as privileged whites, from Anne E. DeChant, a Nashville singer/songwriter with a big heart! Thank you for this song and your challenge to ‘be’ change, not wait for it! Very well done! (And a right catchy tune to boot!)

  7. Loved everything about this song and video! 💜 Thank you Anne E, and thanks to all the other artists and friends who helped make this happen. Great job!

  8. Great song Anne! Very positive, love the up beat rhythm, everyone assisting in the singing and perfect message!

    Keep rockin’Anne! You are amazing! XO Genell Sturm

  9. Awesome, Anne E! LOVE it… miss your shows here in CLE! Can wait for the new release!

  10. Knocked it out of the park with this one!! Absolutely love the song and the message within it. You’re a special kind of songwriter with an amazing voice.

  11. Wow. We will remember 2020 for many reasons. The probing and asking ourselves hard questions is perhaps the one silver lining in this pandemic and protest filled year. Anne E. and Frye crafted a beautiful song….that many of us got to see rehearsed and honed from Anne E’s house via YouTube…..and coupled it with a wonderful video of musicians and vocalists from around the country. Share Share Share this video with friends and family. It is an important artistic statement that reflects where we are at as a nation right now. Thanks everyone who made this music and video possible. Peace.

  12. “What kinda change am I? What kinda change are you?” Anne E. DeChant’s new song is a challenge, a tear-jerker, an important message — and you won’t be able to stop singing it with her and her friends in this powerful video. It’s everything you could want from — and need in — an Anne E song right now.

  13. We will remember 2020 for many reasons. The probing and asking ourselves hard questions is perhaps the one silver lining in this pandemic and protest filled year. Anne E. and Frye crafted a beautiful song….that many of us got to see rehearsed and honed from Anne E’s house via YouTube…..and coupled it with a wonderful video of musicians and vocalists from around the country. Share Share Share this video with friends and family. It is an important artistic statement that reflects where we are at as a nation right now. Thanks everyone who made this music and video possible.

  14. We will remember 2020 for many reasons. The probing and asking ourselves hard questions is perhaps the one silver lining in this pandemic and protest filled year. Anne E. and Frye crafted a beautiful song….that many of us got to see rehearsed and honed from Anne E’s house via YouTube…..and coupled it with a wonderful video of musicians and vocalists from around the country. Share Share Share this video with friends and family. It is an important artistic statement that reflects where we are at as a nation right now. Thanks everyone who made this music and video possible

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