Singer Songwriter and Anti-Bullying advocate, Torrey Mercer releases her brand new music video for her single “I Believe In Me” on Tuesday, August 5, 2014.
“I Believe In Me” is a co-write by Melodye Perry of Baby G Music and Alex Teamer aka ATEAM (Quincy Jones, Lauryn Hill, Xzibit, After 7, Wiz Kalifa, and more), the single is more than just a song. As Torrey describes, it’s a message about being an imperfect human being.
“It’s a song about being human, and really I don’t know if I consider myself an artist who wants to strive for perfection all the time in the way that artists like Beyonce, etc would. To me perfection is impossible to obtain and something I like about my music and who I am is that I am proud of the fact that I’m human, and I don’t have airbrushed skin” – Torrey Mercer
Directed and Produced by I-95 Pictures, the music video began as a concept that Torrey created, including scenes from numerous anti-bullying assemblies from local elementary schools with thousands of children and the inclusion of a 8-person choir. The music video shows the raw emotion on the faces of the kids in the video.
“I hope that this video shows kids that even if it’s hard, all of them can believe in themselves in a positive way, and for the better, whether they are the victim or the bully. If the bully believed in themselves a little more in a positive way, there wouldn’t be nearly as many bullies around”
About Torrey Mercer
Torrey Mercer is a multi-award winning talented Pop Singer, Motivational Speaker, and Actress from San Diego, CA.
Torrey added two awards to her resume this year when she took home Best Teen Artist and Inspirational Artist of the Year at the 3rd Annual Artists In Music Awards held at Jon Lovitz Theatre in Hollywood, CA on February 7.
Torrey has received multi-nominations from the Indie Channel Music Awards and Los Angeles Music Awards, received many accolades including winning, Best Inspirational Singer in 2009 at Universal CityWalk in Hollywood in a competition called “Hollywood’s Best New Talent”., and won several competitions including winning first place at the National Key Club Talent Competition, Del Mar TV Idol, Search for Talent, and more. Torrey has also made appearances in leading roles in over 30 musical theatre productions.
In 2011 Torrey was invited onto a National Anti-bullying tour, on both the East and the West Coast, where she performed at Boys and Girls Clubs, Summer Camps, and even Six Flags to talk to kids about ending bullying. Since the tour, Torrey has connected with schools across the state of California to talk to assemblies of children about the importance of speaking up and standing up for themselves when being bullied. Since the No Bully Tour, Torrey was inspired to reach out and work with charities such as the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the National Eating Disorder Association, Rady’s Children’s Hospital in San Diego, The Trevor Project, and Natural High. Torrey has worked hard to inspire thousands of kids all the way down the coast of California anywhere from ages K-8 at schools.
Torrey is a firm believer that bullying causes of a variety of issues, such as depression, self-harming, suicide, eating disorders, low self-esteem, and even abuse. Torrey tries to reach out to kids of all ages on a regular basis in hopes that one day, she could change some of their lives, and help them on their road to recovery.
“I think the thing that makes me stand out is my motivational speaking, and my work with real middle schoolers as part of my own anti-bullying program. The fact that I can speak to kids for 90 minutes about bullying and building character is something I am very proud of, and that in pairing with my music I believe is what makes me unique as a pop artist.”