As well as being a cause which is close to my heart I don’t think that organ donation gets nearly enough coverage so there was no way I that I wasn’t going to feature this track.
The Undivided are Joe Disson (Vocals, lead guitar) Lew Bray (Guitar) Craig Prosser (Bass) and Rhydian Mason (Drums). Hailing from the South Wales Valleys the band have been making music in one form or another since around 2010 and have picked up support from the likes of BBC Introducing Radio 1 and Team Rock Radio amongst others along the way.
I’ve seen the band’s name around for a while now but I haven’t actually really listened to their music until wrapping my ears around this new single Invincible. The video is for a brilliant cause and I’ll get to that in a minute but purely from a ‘music’ point of view this is a cracking tune. If you want big anthemic rock then you have certainly come to the right place.
The chorus is absolutely mega! I’m yet to see the band live but I can imagine that this track, with that hook, just takes the roof off. The vocal from Disson is more than big enough and bold enough to carry it and simply the track is just an anthem.
Now, the video.
The storyline highlights the need for organ donation and deals with loss and gain compassionately. The band, being from Wales, has the opt-out decision and really wanted to make Welsh people aware NOT to opt out and to register in the UK.
Need more persuading about how important this is? I’ll hand you over to Undivided fan Sarah Todd Callender-Ferrier to tell her story.
“…What happened within the next few hours was nothing less than a miracle. A heart had become available and she was on the top of the list. The timing was a miracle, the fact it matched was a miracle, her being healthy for the op was a miracle, and everything that happened in those few hours seemed crazy.
I cannot describe to anyone the emotions that run through you when you hear a donor heart has been found and your loved one is being prepped for their transplant. It’s like electric currents sparking different feelings through your body, excitement, fear, concern, love, sadness, utter joy, guilt, exhilaration, all mixed in with knowing that for my mum to have her new heart someone else didn’t need it any more.
‘They didn’t just save one life that night, they saved my whole family. Every organ donor can save 8 lives, that is 8 families who are given hope, 8 families who don’t have to grieve, 8 families whose lives are changed.”
I think that speaks for itself don’t you?
Invincible is out now.