CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Guardians officially released the full-length version of “Are You Ready?,” the team’s second original music track written and recorded locally in Cleveland, alongside “We Are Cleveland,” which debuted in March. The Guardians have made both songs available across an array of major Direct Streaming Platforms (DSPs) in collaboration with Los Angeles, California-based Position Music, while the team’s portion of ongoing streaming royalties will benefit Cleveland Guardians Charities.
Fans can immediately access “Are You Ready?” and “We Are Cleveland” through many of their favorite DSPs, including Apple Music/iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Pandora, YouTube, SoundCloud, Shazam, Peloton and Claro Música, among others. The tracks can also be played at establishments equipped with TouchTunes digital jukeboxes.
Hear the song below.
“Are You Ready?” features a powerful solo by Cleveland vocalist Stacey Richardson, with lyrics that honor the loyalty, pride and resilience of all those who serve as Guardians of The Land. Richardson, who performed the National Anthem at Progressive Field on July 3, began singing with her family’s gospel choir, the Weeden Family Singers, at a young age and has traveled the globe performing with major artists such as Gerald Levert and Anthony Hamilton, in addition to assisting with vocal arrangements for Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction ceremonies in Cleveland. Portions of “Are You Ready?” have recently been featured in brand campaign spots and in a new in-park hype video.
“Are You Ready?” and “We Are Cleveland” were both written in collaboration with the Guardians and produced by Sam Getz and Jimmy Weaver, two founding members of the Cleveland-based band, Welshly Arms. Getz and Weaver are joined on drums by Joey “Coach” Hanna, who has toured and recorded with artists such as Bootsy Collins & Gavin DeGraw. Accompanying the duo on vocals are two other members of Welshly Arms, the husband-and-wife team of Jon Bryant and Bri Bryant (“Lady Bri”), alongside Richardson. Recording sessions for both tracks took place at Blakwall Studios on Cleveland’s West Side with licensing courtesy of Position Music.
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