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February 28, 2012

Matt Redman and LZ7 Give Voice to "Twenty Seven Million"


Matt Redman

Christian singer-songwriter Matt Redman (PRS) and dance/rap group LZ7 have released their new collaboration, "Twenty Seven Million," in the US this week. Written by Redman and his wife Beth, along with Lindz and Lucy West of LZ7, Willie Weeks, and Jorge Mhondera, "Twenty Seven Million" is an anthem of hope that looks to raise awareness for the anti-human trafficking movement.

The single was performed earlier this month on a live global webcast and was watched by at least 36 different nations, including the US, UK, India, South Africa, Columbia, Australia, the Philippines, Czech Republic and Greece. The Redmans and LZ7 have also been on tour in Belfast, Manchester and London - where they were accompanied by Row For Freedom record breaker Julia Immone.

"Twenty Seven Million" aims to give a voice to those trapped in modern day slavery and supports the A21 Campaign, a non-profit organization that is working to eliminate human injustice in the 21st century. The campaign has prosecuted traffickers and raised awareness of the issue across the world. They have also rescued victims of trafficking and aided them in rebuilding their lives in safehouses around Europe. On his website, Redman said, "If we all move as one on this, together we could make some big noise about this important issue."

A former ASCAP award winner, Redman's "Our God" won the Song of the Year Award at ASCAP's 2009 Christian Music Awards.

"Twenty Seven Million" is available through iTunes and other digital retailers. For more information on the A21 Campaign and how to get involved, visit thea21campaign.com.