A RUNCORN-based recording artist and award-winning singer-songwriter is hoping to raise vital funds for three good causes through his new song.

Colin Gordon-Farleigh has joined forces with Nashville-based composer Sandy Smolen and recording artist Cindy Hall to record the track ‘Better World’.

It was released on World Environment Day, with all royalties to be donated to the three environmental charities of WWF, Trees for the Future and Oceana.

All those involved in creating the track have volunteered to donate their worldwide royalties from Better World for at least 12 months.

The team has set itself the ambitious challenge of achieving one million streams and downloads by June 5, 2022, and hopes to achieve this by gaining public support to stream and share the song.

Runcorn and Widnes World: Cindy HallCindy Hall

As well as raising funds for the three charities, the team behind the single hope it will be another way to shine the spotlight on the increasing urgency of the escalating climate crisis.

Its lyrics reflect the importance of individuals choosing to play their part and change their behaviours to create a better world.

“I would describe it as a protest song but with hope,” Colin said.

“The lyrics examine the human-inflicted devastation on our planet, and while people will be familiar with many of the messages within it, the reality is that we are not making the level of progress we need to.

“But the song also speaks of the hope that there still is for the future if we all work together to make it right.”

Runcorn and Widnes World: Colin Gordon-FarleighColin Gordon-Farleigh

Cindy added: “I am thrilled to be part of this and hope this song encourages people to really reflect on the purpose of World Environment Day.

“Music is another way to connect that message of urgency and the need to do something, with the other message that there is hope we can make a change, and that starts with individual action.

“If we reach our target of a million downloads, we will be absolutely delighted and we are really hoping people will support us in what we are trying to achieve.”

The song has been released by Sheer Joy Music label and is available for downloading and streaming via all popular services, including Spotify and Apple Music.