Animals and Adoption: Christopher Griffiths’ “Take On You” Song Proceeds Support L.A. Animal Rescue
“Take On You”. The song was inspired by your sister Cindy’s work with the L.A. Animal Rescue (a volunteer-run, non-profit). What message do you hope fans take away from the lyrics?
In a nutshell, I want them to know that you what give is what you get. And, opening your heart to the burdens of others only makes your heart bigger — kind of like the Grinch but at the very end of the movie.
Is the L.A. Animal Rescue’s mission similar to Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation, to educate people about the importance and benefits of adopting shelter animals?
Maybe, but from what I know of them, they are very proactive about the rescuing, healing and adopting of animals. A real group of puppy ninjas, they are out on the streets looking to save the wayward fur balls of the world. And they do livestock too, which is neat.
The song’s proceeds will be donated to the L.A. Animal Rescue. Can you share the positives of having five adopted pets of your own?
You never have nothing to do. Something always needs cleaning or feeding…and no one can possibly break into your house because all the animals just assume they have treats and will mob them upon entry.
What was it like working with Jaired Messing on the song’s cover art over Zoom as you screen-shared an iPad?
Strange because Jaired and I have a close working relationship. It would’ve been fun to do together over some beers, but he killed it. I always surround myself with people I can trust to do right by me, and he definitely is one.