A chance encounter whilst cycling the other week introduced me to a rapper with a mission to heal the world. Our passions and purposes connected instantly through a lengthy street dialogue. Inspired by this, I set about recording a piece of music to unite people for a Better Britain in a Better Europe for a Better World. The piece is called “We are Everywhere” and symbolises the notion that there are people everywhere who reject the narrow policies of populist politicians and that a better world is not just an aspiration, but a human right and a pragmatic aim if we unite towards a common cause.
We are everywhere
We will not despair
People hear our prayer
In this love affair
Leading a better world
At one level this sounds like a hippy ideal, yet I’m a pragmatist as well as a dreamer. Our vision embraces environmental reform, social change for a fairer, kinder, and more sustainable world. Our vision crucially needs humanistic and collaborative leadership to realise the goal. Please get in touch if you would like to join us.
Inspiration to Innovation
But where to begin on the song? I find from my own experience and conversations with music legends that there is no single recipe for song construction. Sometimes the whole piece is constructed in the mind. On other occasions, inspiration can come from a melody, a drumbeat, or almost literally any stimulus. On this occasion, the formative elements came from orchestration, a melody played on a treated organ informed by the five syllables of the title, and then a hip hop beat. But then what? I recalled a superb soul singer called Alex Watson, nicknamed “The Songbird” that I’d met many years ago in Lloyds of London. Would she buy into the idea? Yes, she did, and here is the draft result which bowled me over:
We plan to release “We are everywhere” as a summer anthem to help people reconnect and seek out a better world rather than repeating the mistakes of the past. If you would like to help us reach out across the globe, please get in touch with me by commenting below or directly via [email protected]