Oren Barter is working with local photographer Casey Bennett to create a music video for his new song I Can’t Watch You Go.
“The song is about addiction and is written from the perspective of a loved one watching the deterioration of the addict,” says Barter, who has been close to people touched by addiction.
The duo held their first photography participation session for the video last week at the Central Carboo Community Arts Centre where guests had the opportunity to hold up a photograph of a loved one or hold up a short bold message written on white paper that will be included in the video.
One of his friends and supporters Brett Myrfield brought along doughnuts for visitors and dinner for the crew. Myrfield plays drums, guitar and other instruments.
Barter has been writing songs, singing, playing music and performing for about five years around the lakecity and beyond. He released his first feature-length album Written All Over Me last year at age 22.
In 2011 he was also chosen as one of 11 finalists among 250 entries in the Variety’s Got Talent Contest.
People who would like to talk to him about the music video can call him at 1-778-220-7611 or e-mail www.orenbarter.com.
One of Barter’s personal goals was to build and drive an electric car to raise awareness about the need to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. However, Barter says he is being guided to find sponsorship in purchasing a commercially-made electric vehicle for the cause.