by Nathan Cardiff

I’ve been fortunate to write many reviews for this site and for artists with songs that have important, devoted messages. With “Trade,” Reach! is bringing focus and attention to human trafficking, a crime that continues to plague our own society and those around the world.

The band delivers clear, heartfelt lyrics and a message of hope (“No soul shall beg, heart shall break/Not when love shall triumph”). The anthemic guitars and soaring vocals (with harmonies from Cowboy Indian Bear and La Guerre’s Katlyn Conroy) give the song genuine beauty.

The song is a tremendous way to raise awareness and benefits a local charity. When you buy the track, twenty-five cents on the dollar goes to Lawrence’s Ga Du Gi Safe Center.



Nathan has contributed to I Heart Local Music since November 2012. He lives in Kansas City, MO.

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