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Keith Harris Reaches Back With Song “One On One”

Chicago Producer Helps Promote Getting Vaxed in Hometown

Music Producer Keith Harris / Instagram Photo

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, it has become increasingly important to spread awareness about the significance of being vaccinated. The City of Chicago is aware of this and has been doing its part to encourage city residents to get fully vaccinated to stay safe and help to protect others.

One of the latest efforts from the city is a new song called “One of One” that features vaccinated Chicago youth who explain the importance of getting the vaccine. The song is accompanied by a video that features a youth choir as well as youth interviews about why they chose to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

True Star got to speak with Keith Harris, the music producer behind “One of One,” to gain better insight into the making of this project. The Chi native has worked with artists such as the Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Estelle, and many more. Being from Chicago, Harris was more than willing to team up with the City of Chicago to create this song.

“To be able to be a part of this and to give back and then work with local kids from Chicago in the studio was definitely a full-circle moment for me. I was really proud to be a part of this,” said Harris, a Curie High School grad.

Though this project was Chicago-based, Harris said he hopes to be able to spread the message even further.

“I would love to see this in Atlanta, New York and even LA to have different artists and different youth come together and do a version of the song,” said Harris.

It’s essential for places like Chicago to actively push for their residents to be vaccinated. The city has a large population and some groups are more at risk of being affected by the spread of COVID-19. Communities of color are more at risk because there is less access to resources and less advocation in these areas. “One of One” shows that taking the step of getting the vaccine can significantly help when it comes to slowing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and staying safe and healthy.

Hopefully, more awareness about the importance of getting the vaccine will continue to be spread.

“This project is very special to me. I’m really looking forward to what can happen with this song,” said Harris.

It has been recommended by the CDC for those ages 5 and up be vaccinated to stay protected against the virus. The City of Chicago has a list of vaccination sites that can be found here.

 

By Cierra Lemott, Sophomore, Columbia College Chicago

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Written by Cierra Lemott

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