Beop finalists for John Lennon Songwriting Contest
New Zealand group Beop announced as finalists for
John Lennon Songwriting Contest
The song We Are Ok, by New Zealand group Beop, has been chosen as a finalist in the electronic category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest in New York.
A coveted international title amongst songwriters, the contest’s panel of judges includes George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and the Black Eyed Peas. Yoko Ono is president of the prestigious music award.
The news comes prior to the official release of the single We Are Ok and Beop’s first live appearance, planned for May, in New Zealand. This will be performed in a specially constructed portal in Auckland, with the exact location and date to be revealed in the coming months.
Beop are raising funds to build their unique live show portal experience via Kickstarter. You can help get the portal built by supporting it on Kickstarter. https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/beop
About the song ‘We Are Ok’
“We Are Ok is potentially the most important composition in the last 400-500 years.” Professor John Psathas, Victoria University School of Music. Composer of the opening ceremony for the XXVIII Olympiad.
Described as “calm punk, and a pop-meditation for the 21st Century” by the band, it’s a peaceful rebellion against the complexity of the modern age. The song is a positive affirmation, the more people who chant ‘We Are Ok’ the more we are in fact, OK.
The idea and simple chant like chorus transcends languages and cultures. The intention therefore is that the song can be sung along with by anyone, anywhere in the world.
Beop are a band like no other, claiming to be from the 7th dimension, they travel in a time-bubble, and perform on extra-ordinary instruments. To find out more about Beop and their instruments please consult the Beop Handbook pdf attached – a short guide for anyone going beoping.
We Are Ok is available now on iTunes in the self-titled EP, Beop!.