‘Hands Together,’ We Can Overcome COVID-19 (Stream the Catchy New Song from Singer/Songwriter Rob Bonfiglio)

Rock Cellar Magazine

In early March, singer/songwriter Rob Bonfiglio was approached by Kevin Wachs, CEO of Earthly Body (and president/publisher of RockCellarMagazine.com), with the idea of writing a song for their Hemp Seed Hand Wash about the healing properties of hands and how important they are, especially in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“I ruminated on it for a week or so, and then the song was born,” said Bonfiglio, who is also the musical director for pop band Wilson Phillips and a member of the Brian Wilson Band. “The lyrics grew from little snapshots of the functionality of hands in general to a more universal joining of forces through the symbolic gesture of ‘hands together’, which became the title of the song.”

Rob Bonfiglio recorded all instruments and vocals at his home studio and is in the process of pressing a limited edition 7″ transparent clear vinyl single with a B-side (“How to Mend A Heart”), making its first appearance on vinyl.

Proceeds from the single will be channeled to the United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund, as well as the Los Angeles-based Get Together Foundation, which both provide relief to those left vulnerable by the pandemic on both a local global scale.

On April 25th, Rock Cellar Productions aired All Together Now L.A.,, a 10-hour telethon (watch the stream here) for the City of Los Angeles Coronavirus Crisis Fund. “Hands Together” served as the telethon’s theme song, after a suggestion by show producer Lauri Reimer.

As the lyrics say, we’re all striving to do our best, stay safe and, ultimately, “keep us together.” Now’s the time to heal this divide and join together in a sense of unity as we face this worldwide pandemic.

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