Rock Supergroup Le Projet Launch Anti-Bullying Campaign With New Single
October 6, 2015 at 12:01 PM (PT)
LE PROJET, a rock supergroup featuring members of CANDLEBOX, SEVENDUST and THE INFINITE STAIRCASE, has launched a multi-tiered anti-bullying campaign to support the BRANDON BITNER MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP.
BRANDON BITNER committed suicide at the age of 14 after being bullied for four years and was an avid music lover.
As part of the campaign, LE PROJET/CANDLEBOX lead singer KEVIN MARTIN has filmed a personal PSA about his own experience with bullying and explains why he wrote the band's ultimate anti-bullying song “Little Sh#ts.”
The band has also partnered with EVENT HUSTLER to develop T-shirts with the hash tag #WHATYOUSAY?, which is the chorus to “Little Sh#ts” reminding everyone that what they say has an impact on others, to support the scholarship fund. Portions of every sale will be donated directly to the scholarship fund.
MARTIN felt compelled to write “Little Sh#ts” after learning of another tragic suicide like BITNER's.
“I was inspired by a story I had read about a young girl who committed suicide because she had been emotionally bullied via social networking sites and her cell phone by several kids in her school. I remember feeling such sadness not only for her family but for every kid that I began to read about that was dealing with the same thing,” said MARTIN. “My first thought was ‘How can people be so cruel to one another?’ My second thought was ‘You have to write a song about this!’ I tried to put a face to these bullies but all I could give them was a name. ‘Little Sh#ts!’I think it fits.”
To order a T-shirt, go here.
For more information about the BRANDON BITNER MEMORIAH SCHOLARSHIP, please go here.
“Little Sh#ts” is available for digital download on all major online retailers, including iTUNES. A special limited edition 7-Inch Split Single Vinyl is now available through the band's FACEBOOK page.
In addition to MARTIN, LE PROJET comprises CANDLEBOX's ADAM KURY and BRIAN QUINN, SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE and THE INFINITE STAIRCASE's LENNY CERZOSIE.