5 Sep 2016

Song for Autism

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:35 pm on 5 September 2016
Kane Chong and Jordan Luck

Kane Chong and Jordan Luck Photo: supplied

Auckland teenager Kane Chong wanted to write a song for his childhood friend, Connor, who has Autism. He wanted to celebrate his friend's great qualities, and encourage others to be more accepting of people with the condition.

So he wrote We Are One, recorded a demo, and sent it off to the Play It Strange Trust, which supports young songwriters.

Its CEO Mike Chunn was very impressed and arranged for it to be professionally recorded, with Jordan Luck singing lead vocals.

Kane Chong says while the money is great, which goes to Autism New Zealand, his main goal was to raise awareness of autism.

He joined Jesse in the Auckland studio.

Kane Chong at Neil Finn;s Roundhead Studios

Kane Chong at Neil Finn;s Roundhead Studios Photo: supplied

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