Cheryl Cole Faces Competition From The Church
Electro-pop group ooberfuse have released a dance single in support of the English and Welsh Catholic Church’s new vocations drive. The track, which is aimed at the nightclub generation, has gained added publicity due to its title, ‘Call My Name’, being the same as Cheryl Cole’s new single.
Christopher Jamison OSB, director of the National Office for Vocation, commissioned the band to write the soundtrack for the new framework after hearing their previous, and highly popular, single ‘Heart’s Cry’ which was the youth anthem for the Pope’s visit in 2010. He hopes that it will inspire young Catholics to live lives of Christian holiness. Hal St John from the band described the task as a “challenge” since the song had to capture “the essence of something as sacred and as intimate as being spoken to and summoned by God in the deepest recesses of our hearts”.
Lead singer Cherri Anderson commented on the name of the track, “This is a weird and uncanny coincidence,” she said. “Whereas her song is about her lover calling out her name, our song is about God calling out our name, summoning us to a higher life in which we fulfil our holy and God-given destinies.”
The song’s title is not only the same as Cheryl's but also the title of Charlotte Church’s single from 2005, and a song from Prince’s 2004 album 'Musicology', a very popular title!
‘Call My Name’ from ooberfuse is available to download now.