Multi-generation families have been brought closer together than ever before in the past year, but because of something that ironically could tear them apart worse than any of us could have imagined. Fighting this invisible entity with everything they’ve got, the doctors and nurses who work overtime just to ensure societal survival are tried and tired, unfittingly the last of us to ever get any relief. The music video for “We Fly Together or We Don’t Fly at All” takes 2020 and mashes it into a four and a half minute, deeply cinematic piece chronicling our collective war against COVID-19 – and, most of all, the warriors helping us win the battle.
The instrumentation behind the images in “We Fly Together or We Don’t Fly at All” is quite minimalistic, but with a singer like Robyn McCorquodale at the helm of the ship, there really isn’t much of a need for extra frills. There’s already so much that her voice is doing to colorize the emotion in this piece, and thus lend some credibility to the visual experience offered by the music video. Adding anything more would have clouded the legitimacy of the piece as a whole, and potentially made it difficult to appreciate this vocalist’s powerhouse harmonies for all they’re truly worth.
She’s been around for a while now, marking over two decades since the release of her debut LP just last year, and in “We Fly Together or We Don’t Fly at All” Robyn McCorquodale proves that she’s going to keep doing what she does best for the foreseeable future. Her experience is on full display in this performance, but more than that, her candor and hefty investments in humanity and the community that gave her a start to begin with are what undeniably make this latest release an all-out hit.