Here we are at last – for the Lowe family it feels like an age since Kristi and Jenna embarked on the creative task of creating a song … believe it or not the idea was born out of an Adele song that Kristi performed at a Grade 7 fair! Well-known commentator, Matt Pearce, heard her and was blown away. Now you need to know that Matt fancies himself as a bit of muso (he has been known to rock “Mustang Sally” and some Jon Bon Jovi on the odd occasion!) so when Jen was first diagnosed Matt contacted us immediately and said “I have an idea”.
We loved Matt’s idea … Kristi must use her extra-ordinaty gift to sing for Jenna… and now, nearly 18 months later, here we are with a beautiful song that is launching on KFM through Primedia on Wednesday the 19th at 7.30am .
“I Need More Time” is a contemporary ballad – the lyrics have been written by Jenna and even though they relate directly to her and her circumstances they also hold true for many teenagers all over the globe. It is sung hauntingly by Kristi which has been a bitter-sweet yet beautiful experience for her and both girls have had an incredible time creating this peice of music with Johan Laas, Kim Kallie-Banner and mostly Ben Peters and Juliet Harding of Good Luck.
One of the reasons this project appealed to us all so much is that emotionally it has given both Jenna and Kristi a “voice” in this difficult journey; but in a positive, creative and proactive way. Working with the band Good Luck was an incredible experience – yes, they are musically brilliant, but also so down to earth, empathetic and open. Kristi has an incredible opportunity to work with gifted musicians and learn about the music industry and Jen has an opportunity to express herself and create yet another platform to build awareness of Pulmonary Hypertension.
The experience of creating “I Need More Time” has, in every way, been a very positive one
Now we open it up to you – the world – and we hope and pray that you will love it as much as we do and that it will hold some meaning for you
Every single time anyone SHARES the song, DOWNLOADS the song, TWEETS about the song; or finds some content relating to it on YouTube, it helps Jenna – as a percentage of all those funds goes towards her medication! We will share links to the download shortly!