The Isan Project launched Where the Eagles Fly, a song and music video to pay tribute to the British hero of the dramatic Tham Luang Cave rescue, Mr. Vern Unsworth.
The launch in collaboration with the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) was graced by former Tourism & Sports Minister, Weerasak Kowsurat. He played a major role in flying in special cave divers from the United Kingdom as requested by Mr. Unsworth, a recognized cave explorer who knows virtually every inch of the Tham Luang cave.
“It is absolutely true that without Vern’s persistence in obtaining the help from the UK cave diving experts to initially spearhead the rescue mission, the boys and their coach would not be alive today. Assistance from experienced and skilled cave divers from around the world who later volunteered to join as well as our own Navy Seals, all contributed to the mission’s ultimate success”, Mr. Weerasak said.
Vern and his partner, Ms. Woranan Ratrawiphakkun plus his caving buddy Mr. Kamon Kunngamkwamdee, all starred in the music video. It was set in the deep jungle and caves in the mountain of Doi Nang Non in Chiang Rai, Thailand.
Vern: I’m truly honored to have this song written about me. It was very moving to relive parts of the rescue while making the music video, especially when I think back on how Kamon and I covered over 16 kilometers on the first day after we knew the boys were missing. We virtually lived in the cave for the first 4 days prior to the arrival of my cave diving colleagues from the UK.
Where the Eagles Fly is co-written by Will Robinson and Daniel Ryan. The song is tipped to top the charts when the MGM blockbuster movie, Thirteen Lives and the Netflix mini-series about the epic story of the Tham Luang cave rescue are released.
Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, TAT’s Deputy Governor of Marketing Communications enthused: We have invited The Isan Project to collaborate with our famous home-grown saxophonist, Ko Mr. Saxman to help bring an international music flavor to our new marketing campaign, “Magical Moments”, which is scheduled for a 2021 launch.
The song is now available from all digital music stores including iTunes, Spotify, Apple and Amazon. Listen here as well: