We’ve launched a campaign to get a new single to No.1 in the UK singles charts to raise awareness of the everyday reality that women face of the threat of sexual abuse and harassment.

The anger, frustration and fear felt by women everywhere is captured by Bristol artists MARIA and Martin Badder in their new music single ‘Home By Nine’ (Nervous Records).

The single was released to coincide with the start of 2022 Sexual Violence Awareness Week and has already reached No.2 in the UK garage charts. Now we want o get it to the top spot in the UK charts for International Women’s Day on the 8th March.

“I wrote Home by Nine on a train one day. I was feeling so overwhelmed, so hurt by everything my friends and I had experienced in our lives. It all came crashing down on me and my heart honestly broke that day.” said MARIA

“There isn’t a woman in my life who at some point hasn’t been afraid, followed, assaulted, or not believed. Not a single one. I felt like I was burning with anger at the injustice of it… and then the words just came out. I’ve been writing since I was 16, and nothing has ever flowed out onto the page so quickly. It needed to come out. It needs to be said.”

Martin Badder, who brings the garage style that compliments MARIA’s vocals hopes that the track’s message will open vital conversations, particularly with men:

“If it just makes one person think twice or change their attitude, I feel we will have achieved a greatness with this track. I have both a young daughter and a son, so I am so keen for the world to a better place when they grow up.”  said:

All profits from the single will be split between charities SARSAS and Bristol Women’s Voice and SARSAS are now on a mission to get the single to No.1 in the UK charts.

Claire Bloor, SARSAS CEO, said:

“This is such an incredible opportunity to raise awareness around sexual violence and the impact it has on women and girls’ lives. We are thrilled that MARIA and Martin have started a conversation about this through their music and think that everyone should listen to this powerful and inspiring track.”

What can you do to help?

  • Share the track with your friends, families
  • Write reviews on the platforms you are purchasing and listening
  • Request it from your favorite radio shows
  • Check if your favourite DJs will be playing it in their sets
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Where can I listen or buy Home By Nine?

Where to listen

Youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTbEfSwjDuE

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/album/0HlAsYDiFQuvVQx8XyXYvl

Where to buy

https://www.beatport.com/release/home-by-nine-feat-maria/3625187

https://music.apple.com/gb/album/home-by-nine-feat-maria-single/1605844477

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B09QPT7QLT/ref=sr_1_17?keywords=Martin+Badder&qid=1645087204&s=dmusic&search-type=ss&sr=1-17

 

 

 

 

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