Boston-based musician Zachary Ray is using funds raised from his new single “Eyes On You” to benefit rebuilding efforts in Kolkata, India after Super Cyclone Amphan displaced 3 million people in India and Bangladesh in May.
The inspiring new single urges listeners to trust God in every circumstance — a profound and timely message as India tries to rebuild whilst preventing the spread of COVID-19. As of May 30, there are more than 173K confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country (WHO).
“Eyes on You came out a day [after] the worst cyclone in the last century [was] recorded in the Bay of Bengal. [It] slammed into the coastal regions of Eastern India and Kolkata,” said Ray.
“My family lived in Kolkata for 10 years — my son was born there and I wrote this song while living there. We are in talks with organizations ok the ground and the best one to donate the proceeds towards.”
Amphan was the worst recorded cyclone in the last century to hit the region, resulting in more than 80 deaths and destroying thousands of homes. COVID-19 has hampered evacuation and relief efforts, with people especially vulnerable to the virus due to the inability to social distance, isolate or wear PPE.
View the music video for “Let Go,” which was filmed in Kolkatta, India here: