Community spirit with Stronger Together Logan
A celebration of Logan’s littlest people and its powerful community spirit has resulted in Stronger Together: the song. Sing along and share the music with your child as you listen to its message about enjoying little moments together every day and coming together as a community to help families make the most of their children's first 5 years.
The song is part of Logan Together’s "Stronger Together Logan" campaign and was driven by First 5 Forever and the Logan Together Backbone Team. It was penned, composed, sung and produced by Logan locals, and the video features images of Logan’s kids throughout.
Junior performed in the song and said he was pleased to be singing a song for Logan again.
“I am always keen to be a positive voice in the Logan community, and music is one of the best ways to do that” he said.
“People feel a lot of pride about this place, and during the past couple of months as we’ve seen some people go through really hard times, you can also see this community coming together, supporting each other even more, appreciating their families, and the simple things in life.
“There are lots of stories and backgrounds here in Logan but we all come together to help each other when times are hard as well as when things are good. I think that’s something to celebrate.”
The images used in the Stronger Together Logan music video were given to the Logan Together Backbone Team by local families, to celebrate Under 8’s Week.
Logan Together Backbone Team Director Matthew Cox said the collaboration which produced such a feel-good anthem all about Logan was inspiring.
“For this to come together, people have had to work quickly, collaboratively, and creatively – and they have done that because they know how great this is for Logan,” he said.
“First 5 Forever, the producers, writers, performers, video editors, and facilitators have created something that may have been created in a time of change for Logan – but that really has longevity and staying power as a celebration of the terrific community spirit in this city.
“When the chips are down, the Logan community is at its best – there’s a community spirit here that is lost in so many other places. This song is a celebration of all of that.”
“Everyone involved, including myself, hope people take this song and run with it as the anthem for Logan – it belongs to this community.”
Stronger Together was written by Jon and Louise Wheatley of Wheatley Street Productions, Marnie Julin of First 5 Forever, and rapper Mad Mike, aka Michael Orcher. The video stars Logan children and their families and is dedicated the people proud to call Logan home. The song was funded by State Library Queensland and is supported by Logan Together partners.