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A Real Hummer

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It’s hard not to smile and tap your feet to the Emirates New Zealand victory celebration single, 'Humming Along', penned by Kiwi singer-songwriter and Toyota Ambassador Jason Kerrison.

There’s always a story behind a song, and from the songwriter himself: “The idea was thrown around by a few people early on in the America's Cup campaign, during the early success of the round robin in the Louis Vuitton series. It felt right with Toyota being the people’s brand and playing such a significant role throughout the years of sponsorship.

“There’s a real history with these songs too, and because it becomes a legacy piece, I felt it had to tell a story and capture the feeling of the moment.

“Combine the ‘humming’ sounds the foils create when they fly, with the boat’s name, Aotearoa, and the song was born.

“There were a few versions and a bit of toing and froing with the Toyota team and a bit of advice from some sailing mates and then the song was finalised.”

Kiwi singers Annie Crummer and Betty-Anne Monga (Ardijah) helped with the back-up vocals, and Jason Fa'afoi was on the cowbell. In an interesting twist, Annie was also part of the 1987 classic ‘Sailing Away’.

Launched on social media in 29 June, the song is available on streaming sites for download.

 

Humming Along

Words and Music by Jason Kerrison

From a country the shape of a boat its anchor and catch

we grow up chasing the wind now history’s met her match

out on the water

Humming along

we were humming along

we were humming along

we’re Aotearoa

If you can dream it you can do it

we believe we will find a way

a Kiwi flying above the waves it’s a beautiful thing

it’s a beautiful thing

Humming along

we’re humming along

we’re humming along

we’re Aotearoa

Humming along

we’re humming along

we’re humming along

we’re Aotearoa

Life can turn upside down, but we get up again

throw anything at us but we will not give in

in and out of the water

Humming along

we’re humming along

we’re humming along

we’re Aotearoa

If you can dream it you can do it

we believe we will find a way

a Kiwi flying above the waves it’s a beautiful thing

it’s a beautiful thing

Humming along

we’re humming along

we’re humming along

we’re Aotearoa

The greatest race on water win or lose we move forward

we just do what we can do, everyone’s on board

we’re out on the water

Humming along

we’re humming along

we’re humming along

we’re Aotearoa

If you can dream it you can do it

we believe we will find a way

a Kiwi flying above the waves it’s a beautiful thing

it’s a beautiful thing

Humming along