New York (ANI): Three Brooklyn brothers have made a hit record
on YouTube based on an Alabama man"s interview about an assault on
his younger sister. The Gregory Brothers, Evan, Andrew and Michael,
released 'Bed Intruder" based on Antoine Dodson"s TV news
interview, in which he had spoken out with a warning after his
sister was assaulted.
The song has racked up 1 million views in less than a day, and
has become a popular iTunes download. “We thought, 'If we"re lucky,
we"ll sell a few thousand"," the New York Daily News quoted Andrew,
28, as saying.
The inspiration for the song was Dodson"s raw interview about
thwarting the rape of his sister in Huntsville, Ala., and vowing to
find the predator. “Overall, I would add that our primary
motivation for working on this piece was that we were compelled by
Antoine"s personality," Evan, 31, said. “We heard within the
interview the melody," he stated.
The Brooklyn siblings also said some listeners are getting the
wrong message. “I think people who think it"s exploitative are
filtering it through their own perceptions," Michael, 25, said.
“What Antoine did was send a message of strength and anger, and we
translated it into a song," he added.