Solid Ground, a track from taken from WILLE & THE BANDITS’ forthcoming album When the World Stood Still, reflects the concern and hypocrisy that is felt when continuing with life as we know it, recognising that we are not acting to protect the planet for our children.
The single is currently streaming on Spotify at https://spoti.fi/3EXTB00
Watch the climate conscious official music video below.
Solid Ground was released on November 10th. The new album When The World Stood Still will be released by Fat Toad Records on January 28, 2022 via www.willeandthebandits.com
As many of the world leaders meet to discuss climate change this powerful and emotive song, accompanied by an equally compelling video, aims to get the message across with music. Following in the footsteps of many great songs of the past, current issues should be at the forefront of music culture, driving change, not hiding in the shadows. Music is the voice of the people, let it be heard.
Says Wille Edwards, lead singer and guitarist of Wille & The Bandits, “Every time I look at my children and think of their future, I worry for them; that the world will be a very different place, one with more pain and suffering and I want to do what I can to help. Music is my way of trying to help the cause.”
The song features Wille’s dynamic voice stating that he wants his children “walking on solid ground” and for any parent bringing children into this world there is always the anxiety of what world we are leaving for our children, even more so now with the “code red” warning given to humanity.
The song has shades of peak John Martyn about it and features a guitar solo which weeps and howls as if Peter Green has been transported back to planet earth. The video which accompanies the single features some of the tens of millions of people that took part in the “Global Day of Action for Climate Justice” across the world as well as many children who’s homemade made signs to ask leaders to act now. This movement needs a voice and music needs to be that voice.
WILLE & THE BANDITS MARCH & APRIL 2022 UK TOUR
WITH SPECIAL GUEST TROY REDFERN
on all dates *except
TICKETS – http://www.willeandthebandits.com
Palladium, Bideford – Friday 4 March 2022
Old Bakery, Truro – Saturday 5 March 2022
Phoenix, Exeter – Sunday 6 March 2022
The Musician, Leicester – Wednesday 9 March 2022
The Flowerpot, Derby – Thursday 10 March 2022
The Bullingdon, Oxford – Friday 11 March 2022
Philharmonic, Liverpool – Saturday 12 March 2022
Continental, Preston – Wednesday 16 March 2022
Bodega, Nottingham – Thursday 17 March 2022
Hug & Pint, Glasgow – Friday 18 March 2022
The Cluny, Newcastle – Saturday 19 March 2022
Elsewhere, Margate – Wednesday 23 March 2022
Junction, Cambridge – Thursday 24 March 2022
The 100 Club, London – Friday 25 March 2022
Thekla, Bristol – Saturday 26 March 2022
Guildhall, Gloucester – Wednesday 30 March 2022
The Greystones, Sheffield – Thursday 31 March 2022
Town Hall, Selby – Friday 1 April 2022
The Tivoli, Buckley – Saturday 2 April 2022
The Star, Guildford – Wednesday 6 April 2022
The Robin, Bilston – Thursday 7 April 2022
Arts Centre, Bridgwater – Friday 8 April 2022
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon – Saturday 9 April 2022
*Nightrain, Bradford – Thursday 21 April 2022
*The Tivoli, Wimborne – Friday 22 April 2022
*Ropetackle, Brighton – Saturday 23 April 2022