'For The Children' is my topical anti-war, anti-corruption ballad taken from my solo album, 'Moon Over indigo' as well as being featured on the compilation 'The Wily Bo Walker Story Vol I'
Released to round off 2016 - a 'New Year Blues' if you like; not one mired in mawkish sentimentality but one which kind of reflects how I feel after this particular year of populist promenading by politicians, seemingly endless warring factions, yet more worldwide corruption and a year in which we have seen so many creative souls lost.
Yes, I wrote this song for MY children but I hope the song's message will resonate with you.
Here's to a brand new year, may it be a better one for all.
Said of this song:
For a man so prolific; Wily Bo Walker somehow manages to maintain an exceptionally high quality standard with his songwriting; listen to the languid and darkly beautiful 'For The Children' to hear the words of a master of his craft.
He skirts ‘politics’ with the couplets ‘Oh Angel / I’ve heard so many lies / But with the wars in the East / Corruption to the West / How the Hell are we ever gonna survive?’ all alongside the chorus ‘And who’ll be there to catch our dreams as they fall / Who’ll be there for the children when their nightmares call?’ - Rocking Magpie Review
“Whew! what a song - absolute knockout!" - Tony Fitton, Blues in the Nite
"The impassioned 'For The Children' is a cri de coeur for sanity in this world with 'wars to the east, corruption to the west'. Utterly convincing." - Grant Moon, The Blues magazine
released December 9, 2016
Wily Bo Walker - Lead Vocals
Keith Mack - Guitars
Tom Welsch - Bass
Ruslan Agababayev - Keyboards
Eran Asias - Drums and Percussion
Kareña K - Backing Vocals
Danny Flam's New York Brass - Horn Section
The Cenovia Cummins String Quartet:
Cenovia Cummins - Violin
Louise Owen - Violin
Alissa Smith - Viola
Laura Bontrager - Cello
Written and Produced by Wily Bo Walker
Arranged and musical direction by Danny Flam
Brown Sugar Studios, New York
Engineer: Blue Tha Engineer
Studios, West Hempstead, NY
Engineer: Danny Flam
Wily Bo Studios, London, UK
Engineer: Wily Bo Walker
Mastered by Alex Wharton at: Abbey Road Studios, London, UK
'For the Children' Cover artwork by Héctor Bustamante with 'Children' detail by Zhana D'Arte. All Rights Reserved.