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2022 - Tough Enough

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Tough Enough - Shirley Lynn“Tough Enough”
“Tough Enough” is an indie, pop, folk song - contemporary to our time, highlighting the plight of a 'troubled teenager' on her phone.

Layered with a captivating vocal, resonating harmonies, lightly embellished production and instrumental nuances, the sound track supports the depth and emotional story of the song in a heartfelt, relatable way.

“Tough Enough” was written by Shirley Lynn and Mary V I Harrison another Australian songwriter and produced by Adrian Hannan, The Song Store, Melbourne.

"Tough Enough" was a semi-finalist with 5 stars in Adult Contemporary 2021 UK Song Competition.

"Tough Enough" Release: 7th September, 2022 on major music platforms for digital download and streaming. Listen HERE

Song Acknowledgements:
Artist: Shirley Lynn
Songwriters: Shirley Lynn & Mary V I Harrison
Recording: Shirley Lynn & Adrian Hannan Instrumentation: Adrian Hannan Producer: Adrian Hannan, The Song Store

Video Acknowledgements:
Video Compilation: Shirley Lynn & Mary V I Harrison
Videos & Images: & Deposit Photos
Antonio GuillemF - Deposit Photos
PEXELS Video Credits
Cotton Bro, Andrea Piaquadio, Pixabay, Masha Raymers, Roddfo Clix, Konstantin Mishchenko, галина-ласаева, Shvets Production, Rodnae Productions, Davis Vida, Luis C Tavera, Kampus Production, Ivan Samkov, James Cheney, Carlos Arribas; Ron Lach, Estevon Roveda

Video Released: 13th December, 2022. Subscribe HERE.

The song can be used to raise conversations around a number of topics including “Cyberbullying”, "Family supporting family", "Supporting others experiencing problems" and "Togetherness".

Cyberbullying is an issue more prevalent in today's world.
#STOP - Cyberbullying is not ok. The song is released in lead up to RUOK Day in Australia on 8th September and mental health awareness during October. Selected Videos below have been included as they highlight some of the issues, some incidence and some repercussions felt by cyberbullying.

RUOK Day | Stop Cyberbullying | Youth Law Australia - Cyberbullying
Rosanna’s Cyberbullying Story | Shocking number of Australian children being bullied online
Chloe's Law: The crusade to end social media bullying

According to RUOK website,
"It’s our national day of action when we remind Australians that every day is the day to ask, ‘Are you OK?’ and start a meaningful conversation whenever they spot the signs that someone they care about might be struggling with life.

Mary and Shirley first met at the Australian Songwriter's Conference in 2016 where Shirley and Mary were attendees. Mary and Shirley's first collaboration was for Carter and Carter Better Day project writing a song to be cut on David and Merelyn Carter's "Better Day" album. "Life's About the Little Things" resulted, was cut to their album and in 2018 it was a double finalist in the UK Song Competition in Country Category as well as Lyrics Category. In 2018, it was the winner of the TSA Contemparary Ballad as well as TSA Best Country Song. Further to such in 2019 it got a special mention at the International Lyracist of the Year Awards.

Shirley and Mary's co-write for "Tough Enough" first began when they attended the Songwriter's Retreat in Nundle near Tamworth in 2019 at The Dag. Mary lives in Canberra and Shirley lives at Clifton Beach near Cairns so technology was major in facilitating multiple sessions for the evolvement of the song. Produced by Adrian Hannan, The Song Store Melbourne, Shirley recorded the vocals and harmonies to send to Adrian.

Prior to its release, a sync agent licence agreement was entered into. For any interest in music licensing considerations - contact Mary or Shirley

Mary Harrison: Mary V I Harrison

Photograph1: Mary V I Harrison and Shirley Lynn in an online co-writing session.
Photograph 2: Shirley Lynn and Mary V I Harrison at 2021 Australian Songwriter's Conference.

Mary Harrison and Shirley LynnShirley Lynn and Mary Harrison

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