Thursday, April 18, 2024

Wille & The Bandits Seek Climate Justice

While world leaders meet in Scotland on the pretext of discussing climate change, Wille & The Bandits release new single ‘Solid Ground’, a song that 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.

A powerful and emotive song, accompanied by an equally compelling video, that you can view here at RAMzine, 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.

Leads singer/guitarist Wille Edwards said, “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 Edward’s 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-era John Martyn about it and features a guitar solo that weeps and howls as if Peter Green has been transported back to planet earth.

The video accompanying 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 whose homemade made signs to ask leaders to act now. This movement needs a voice and music needs to be that voice.

‘Solid Ground’ is taken from Wille & The Bandits‘ forthcoming album When the World Stood Still, it is currently streaming on Spotify here.

For more about the album and forthcoming UK tour at RAMzine click here.

Paul H Birch
Paul H Birch
RAMzine Senior Writer - Writer of fiction, faction and fact, has edited several newsstand magazines. He declares himself a hack for hire but refuses to compromise on the subject of music.

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