“We Go On (California Strong)”, the song and video, were conceived and created by singer, songwriter and filmmaker Celleste, along with her partner, co-writer and music producer Eric Dick, with a single goal in mind: to raise money to benefit rebuilding efforts across California after wildfires and natural disasters. To accomplish their goal, the two partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles to create the “WeGoOn” Fund. All proceeds donated to the fund, as well as sales of the song, will benefit Habitat for Humanity's work across California, with the specific goal of rebuilding lives, and communities lost or severely damaged by wildfires and natural disasters. The project is a tribute to the hope and strength of the people, the beauty of the land, and the power to come back and rebuild.
The story behind the project started in January, 2018 when Celleste and Eric followed their hearts and moved from Montreal to Malibu, where they were magnetically drawn by what they describe as “the amazing people, and the magical, creative energy in the air.” While the two were in the middle of writing and recording Celleste’s new album, their lives were impacted by the Woolsey fires. With their home in the direct path of the fire, they were forced to evacuate. Wanting to give back to their newfound community, they wrote “We Go On, (California Strong)”, and made an accompanying video dedicated to the strength and courage of the heroes and survivors of the recent California fires, and those who lost their lives.
“We feel blessed to have met so many beautiful and courageous people who have done nothing but shine in the face of adversity” said Celleste. “Witnessing the strength and resiliency of this community first-hand has been truly inspirational.”