Connecticut native songstress and composer Jayne Olderman has posted her latest YouTube release, “I’ve Got A Feeling (The Animal Rescue Song).”
In a musical tribute to abandoned, unwanted and homeless dogs that have had the good fortune to begin anew, Olderman captures the spirit of rescue, renewal and rejuvenation through a series of images, according to a release.
Inspired by the love of her own rescued German shepherd, Lakota, Olderman said she has created a piece that she hopes will encourage others to open their hearts to the love of a homeless dog through a rescue group, animal shelter, or SPCA.
According to the Humane Society of the United States, more than 8 million dogs and cats are euthanized in the United States each year due to pet overpopulation, Olderman said in a release.
Olderman began her career performing regularly at Toad’s Place in New Haven in the ’70s and ’80s, as well as New Haven University, Southern Connecticut State and many other venues in the region.
Olderman’s diverse song-writing styles range from pop to alternative to R&B to neo-folk.
Olderman co-wrote “Feeling” with Dwayna Litz (her co-writer on “Let Me Be There For You,” recorded by Patti LaBelle on her Grammy-nominated CD “Flame.”