Ringo Starrhas released a video for "Let's Change the World" off his new EP, Change the World.
The video was created in collaboration with Kids in the Spotlight, a non-profit that provides a platform for foster care youth to tell their stories through film. These underserved youth write, cast, and star in their own short films, and the experiences help them to heal and grow, as well as to prepare and lay the groundwork for future employment opportunities.
Ringo says, "I wanted to make this video with kids because they are our future and this is for them. And while Ringo would like to change the world, he knows he can't.
In addition to filming the video, the children from the Kids in the Spotlight program had a zoom meeting with Ringo where they discussed the concept and shared some of their ideas, such as using a huge screen displaying images, fire-fighters putting out fires, smoke machines, and showing how this video could become an anthem of acceptance and fighting the effects of global warming.
On the shoot days, which took place in Los Angeles on location by Starr’s Peace Sculpture in Beverly Hills Park, and at the Standard Vision Studios in Glendale, they were able to shadow and assist in all areas including directing, lighting, choreography and photography.
Joining Ringo and the kids in the video is Steve Lukather who co-wrote the song with his Toto bandmate, Joseph Williams.
Ringo's Change the World EP was released last Friday.