Carry On Project
Be The Change Collective’s new single, Carry On, featuring Sydney Guerrette is available now on all digital platforms.
As a near-abortion survivor, the 17-year-old singer-songwriter from Portland, Maine shares her testimony and encourages women through Carry On. In 2001, Sydney’s mother faced an unplanned pregnancy as a law student and visited an abortion clinic to terminate her pregnancy. A conversation with a worker at the clinic encouraged her to consider other options. The encounter saved Sydney’s life.
“With our story I feel there is a huge responsibility. We have the power to do so many incredible things. We have the opportunity to change things and I want to take that opportunity,” says Sydney. “The heart behind this song is to offer encouragement and not condemnation. It speaks to the mother’s heart, contemplating how Mary must have felt—the same feelings that many women facing this have.”
Sydney teamed up with Dove Award-winning songwriter Krissy Nordhoff (“Your Great Name”, “Mercy Tree”) and Dove Award-winning producer David Leonard (The Creak Music, All Sons & Daughters) to write and record Carry On.
Along with the release, Sydney is partnering with GiveLife, a life resource organization based in Nashville, to give the song to women visiting pregnancy care centers across the U.S. and to provide pregnancy resources through the Carry On Project. Proceeds from digital sales will benefit global causes connected with Be The Change Youth Initiative, an organization Sydney founded that provides life-changing opportunities to children around the world through partnerships with organizations serving impoverished communities. Be the Change Collective is the music arm of the nonprofit.
DOWNLOAD THE SONG FOR FREE IF YOU’RE A WOMAN EXPERIENCING A CRISIS PREGNANCY:
“This song, “Carry On,” has the potential to become a powerful Pro-Life anthem of encouragement for women to trust in the Lord.”
"The wonderfully talented Sydney Guerrette delivers a beautiful and emotion-filled new single “Carry On” which comes on the back of the ultimate story of life-changing survival. If this song makes even one person better understand the consequences of such a complex issue then it will have been a success.”
“What Sydney has done through this song is beautiful and personal. It’s a message of hope. We want women to know that someone has their back and that they aren’t alone. God has given them a gift.”
-Rachel Anderson, founder of GiveLife
“I don’t know if I’ve ever been more moved during a co-write. As Sydney was telling me her story, something deep welled up in me. I don't know that I've ever felt such urgency about a song. I hope that this song will encourage girls to keep carrying their babies. Even though they may feel fear or condemnation, it's good to remember that even the mother of Jesus felt those very same things and she carried the baby that changed the world.”
-Krissy Nordhoff, Dove Award-winning songwriter