Published on May 22nd, 2020 | by Jerry Doby0
Condola ‘Dola’ Rashad Releases Third Single & Video Inspired by Stevie Wonder & Tim Burton
Condola ‘Dola’ Rashad releases her third single and music video Running In Place, available today. The track succeeds Dola’s debut singles, Blue and Give Up the Gold, from her solo debut EP, SPACE DAUGHTER, a visual project that she conceived, produced and co-directed. SPACE DAUGHTER is a vivacious ode to the Divine Feminine.
Watch the “Running In Place” music video
Running in Place is a moody, lover’s lament over the end of mystery due to online dating. As a performing artist, Dola is often inspired by various artistic mediums. The track for Running in Place is influenced by one of Dola’s music idols, Stevie Wonder. Musical inspiration, as well as visual influence, also came from Dola’s profound love of Tim Burton films.
Music as a form of expression has played an integral role in Dola’s life — not only during her adolescence, but also as an adult. Music fuels her creative process. In an effort to ensure music continues to have a positive impact on children’s education, Dola will donate 100% of her personal proceeds earned from Running in Place during the months of June, July and August to benefit VH1’s Save the Music Foundation. The mission of the Save The Music Foundation (STM) is to help students, schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music. STM delivers full grant packages of brand-new instruments, resources and technology, along with monitoring, research and evaluation services to grantee schools for a 10-year period. As previously announced, 100% of Dola’s personal proceeds from Give Up the Gold benefited Hearts of Gold during the month of May. Personal proceeds from her debut single Blue will benefit Food Bank for New York City indefinitely.
“As an artist, music has always been my foundation. I would not be the artist or the person I am today without having had the exposure to music and music training as a child,” says Dola. It was my intention to connect Running in Place with an organization that is in service of making music accessible for children and young people. With the mission of Save the Music focusing on helping students, schools and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music – everything aligned!”
Since 1997, the VH1 Save the Music Foundation has successfully partnered with 276 school districts to start and build comprehensive music programs across the country – impacting the lives of millions of students. The foundation continues to advocate for music as a necessary component of every student’s education.
To learn more or to support their efforts, kindly visit https://www.savethemusic.org/ and follow @savethemusic.
Dola is a multifaceted storyteller and multi-hyphenate. She trained as a classical pianist during her adolescence, and was the lead singer and songwriter of an alternative band, “Condola & The Stoop Kids” in New York City. Dola has had an incredibly wide range of musical influences, from Little Dragon to India Arie, Stevie Wonder to Timbaland – she has never stuck to creating one genre of music. What was her challenge, has now become her strength, as her music is her very own sound. Condola “Dola” Rashad is a four-time Tony Award nominee, who can also be seen starring in Showtime’s hit series “Billions,” which returns in May.
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About VH1 Save the Music Foundation
VH1 Save The Music Foundation, Inc. is a New York 501(c)(3) nonprofit that helps kids, schools, and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music. Since 1997, the Foundation has donated $56M worth of new musical instruments to over 2,100 public schools in 261 school districts around the country—impacting millions of public-school students. Get involved at vh1savethemusic.org.Tweet