Celebrating a decade of success, his 50th birthday and four spectacular sold out shows at The Royal Albert Hall in October, two-time Grammy winning, Jazz-Soul legend Gregory Porter announces his partnership with Disney’s Magical Christmas Campaign and releases his new album, Still Rising.
A 34-track double album including brand-new songs, covers, duets Still Rising also features the original Disney Christmas advert soundtrack Love Runs Deeper, which will also be released as a charity single in support of Make-A-Wish international. This November, Porter also joined Disney for the launch of their Magical Christmas Campaign ‘From Our Family to Yours’ in Support of Make-A-Wish including a new animated advert.
With family togetherness at its heart, festive short The Stepdad follows a family’s journey as they navigate their first Christmas together. The advert celebrates the power of storytelling to inspire imagination and the magic created by reading together. Porter performs the original advert soundtrack Love Runs Deeper, available now as a charity single. The creation of the advert also enabled Make-A-Wish UK to grant a very special wish for 13-year-old Dylan, whose wish was to be an animator.
Love Runs Deeper is written by LA-based songwriters PARKWILD, the track also features CHERISE, a member of Tomorrow’s Warriors, an organisation committed to increasing diversity and equality across the arts through jazz music. For every download before 31st December 2021, 100% of the proceeds from the retail price will be donated to Make-A-Wish International.
The advert was developed and produced by Disney EMEA’s in-house creative team, led by Angela Affinita, Director of Brand Marketing and Creative, in partnership with Flux Animation Studios in New Zealand and story consultants, POCC.
‘The lyrics of the track are so powerful, and underline that behind everything there is love. When I read the first line of Love Runs Deeper, “When you open the door, I will be standing there”, I was truly moved by its emotion and storytelling. I knew I needed to be involved with this campaign and support Make-A-Wish.’Porter says of Love Runs Deeper