Soon after the earthquake shook Haiti on January 12, 2010, a photograph of a
mountain of dead bodies gripped Candice Anitra. The shared humanity screamed
out, and raw emotion compelled Anitra to compose a song as a reminder that
we are all connected and vulnerable, living on one shared earth, and
responsible for supporting one another. On the second anniversary of the
devastation, and in advance of the release of Anitra’s sophomore album, Big
Tree, Candice is releasing the track, “Today,” with a video for the song, in
order to raise still-much-needed funds to improve lives in Haiti.

The video pairs images from Nadia Shira Cohen’s post-quake Haiti
photo-essay, “Exodus” (Harper’s, May 2010), with footage of Candice’s
performing the driving, melodic, pleading track, while editors Karim Lopez
and Simon Doolittle have enhanced the piece with a retro-film aesthetic and
a motion to the images that conveys the lyrics – “the way you shook this
place, this rock in space.”

The song and video invoke a sense of urgency, and viewers are encouraged to
name their price to download the song from
The song is exclusively available on BandCamp only.