DETROIT (WWJ) – A Grammy winning song writer has returned to her hometown to create a music video for a love song for Detroit, and she needs your help.
Grammy award-winning songwriter and performer Allee Willis will be filming a music video for “The D” on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Musicians Community Center & Rock Academy on Nagel Street in Warren. All-ages are invited to participate from 2 to 5 p.m.
“These singalongs that we’re doing are all kind of mini parties. So, you know, it’s not like people are showing up and we’re going ‘OK, one, two, three sing the song.’ I mean, they are leaving feeling like they have just been on a rocket ship to the moon,” Willis told WWJ’s Charlie Langton.
Willis said they’re looking for about 200 musicians for Saturday’s filming event. She said she wrote “The D” as an effort to change the negative perceptions about Detroit and the people who live there.
“Music, you know, if you have a hit song, that is a universal language like no other. People feel what you’re trying to get across, not just hear it,” she said.
Willis said proceeds from the music video and documentary will go toward the Heidelberg Project and the Mosaic Youth Theatre.
“Politicians, they can’t get much done. And as an artist, certainly doing whatever I can to change an image of the place that doesn’t deserve it, I’m good at that kind of stuff,” she said.
Those interested in being in the music video are asked to visit www.alleewillis.com.