On November 7, 2018, the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA, was filled with college students as a gunman entered the building and began his senseless massacre. Twelve people were killed, including a friend of Corry's daughter and friends of Marla Antinoro's children, (the writer of this song). The following day, the infamous "Woolsey
On November 7, 2018, the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA, was filled with college students as a gunman entered the building and began his senseless massacre. Twelve people were killed, including a friend of Corry's daughter and friends of Marla Antinoro's children, (the writer of this song). The following day, the infamous "Woolsey Fire" broke out in the area and Marla and her family were forced to evacuate their home in the midst of their intense grief. It was out of these two back-to-back tragedies that Marla was inspired to write this song.
The video is very timely. In the last few years, we have witnessed profound devastation from rising crime, pandemics, tyranny, businesses shuttered, suicides, overdoses, addictions, wars, riots, government corruption, recession, and unparalleled misery. In the midst of the despair, the world needs to know that God is still here. He is still in charge. We are in desperate need for His intervention. We must never forget, that while the enemy has a plot, God always has a plan.
Why the title Rain Down? Rain is a simple metaphor of God’s power and blessing. This is what is urgently needed in this dark moment of history.
Today, the song, Rain Down is available on Apple iTunes and Spotify, among others. It is also available at http://LevShelo.com/store
Our shooting locations in Malibu, Nashville, and our humble driveway in Southern California were fun locations to tell our story. After hundreds of hours of brainstorming, video shooting, green screen production, editing in Apple Final Cut, (with gallons of coffee and Dove chocolate), the project was complete.
Most of all, we give God the glory He deserves. We are convinced that He is raising up voices of creative expression to prophetically communicate to a world desperately needing a voice of truth, conviction, and a return to the biblical values that made us great. We will rise up if You lift us up, Lord! Come and Rain Down on us now!
Rain Down (BMI 2022) music and lyrics by Marla Antinoro (https://www.facebook.com/marla.antinoro)
Produced, arranged, mixed and mastered by Holger Fath (https://www.instagram.com/fathcat/)
Lead vocal by Corry Keeler (www.LevShelo.com/Corry)
All instruments performed by Holger Fath except drums, performed by Craig Yamek. (https://www.facebook.com/craig.yamek)
Choir members on the audio: Marla Antinoro, Michaela Bell, Kenzie Mae, Esther Enoch & Corry Keeler
Video produced and edited by Randy Keeler (www.KeelerDesign.com)
Drone footage by Francesco Antinoro (https://www.instagram.com/francesco_a...)
Video choir members: Ebony Olivo, Lauren Cosby, Rodney Levi Cosby, Jacob Williams, Sara Rose Wasson, Teddy (Redsun) Orii, Angie Hutting, Amanda Staples, Elizabeth Bertrand, & Mel Bertrand
Special thanks to Teddy Redsun for beautifully representing his Kituwah Cherokee heritage with his audio and video performances. (https://www.facebook.com/teddyredsun)
We wish to thank all who have prayed for this project and contributed in any way to its fruition. Thank you, most especially, to Marla and Robert Antinoro for the use of your Malibu property and your invaluable, unconditional friendship.
Thank you to our daughter, Michaela, for your assistance at the Tennessee film location. You and Luna made it fun! And to my (Corry) husband, Randy, for hundreds of post-production hours, 3 AM editing sessions, patient brainstorming, encouraging filming adventures and bringing me chocolate! You are simply brilliant and you make me look good! I love that you call me Beautiful like it's my name.
To our beautiful Messiah and friend, Yeshua (Jesus). May You be pleased with our efforts to reach people with the hope that only You can give.
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