‘Most People’ by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy is the first single to be featured from the forthcoming charity album ‘Refugee‘. Alongside Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy are a cast of names that will be very familiar to most of our readers. The variety in the selection of artists is all thanks to Scottish folk artist Robin Adams who curated the album. We reviewed his fourth studio album The Garden last year, one which was deeply inspired by the life and death of Vincent Van Gogh which saw Adams immerse himself completely into the project in order to tap into his raw creativity, he recorded it alone in a bedroom overlooking the garden after which the album’s titled.
Looking at the artists that perform on the ‘Refugee‘ album I’m pretty sure that he approached the selection with the same conviction and determination he demonstrated on The Garden. Whilst I may be somewhat biased in my musical tastes, the roster is made up of some of the most respected songwriters out there…the songs deal with the issue of the refugee crisis in its many forms, from Syria and beyond.
They include Alasdair Roberts, Linda Thompson, Piers Facini, Jenny Lysander, Rick Redbeard, Rachel Sermanni, Dana Falconberry, Ricky Ross, Newcastle maverick Richard Dawson and more…not forgetting Robin Adams.
All proceeds from the sale of the album are going to the MOAS organisation (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) who’ve saved more than 13,000 lives since 2013 in the Mediterranean Sea.
01. How Not to Care – BMX Bandits
02. Ravioli – Mike and Solveig
03. Scarce of Fishing – Alasdair Roberts
04. The Devil’s War and God’s Blue Sea – Robin Adams
05. This Morning the Birds – Piers Faccini
06. The Horn Still Blows – Jenny Lysander
07. Baby What’s to Know – Ricky Ross
08. Witchseason – Linda Thompson
09. Most People – Bonnie “Prince” Billy
10. Post Cards – Rick Redbeard
11. Innocent Journey – Rachel Sermanni
12. The Lines – Kathryn Joseph
13. West – Roddy Hart
14. The Dusk – Dana Falconberry
15. To the Sea – Richard Dawson
‘Refugee’ is out digitally on June 3rd through Brainfog.
Pre-Order via iTunes
Find out more about MOAS here: https://www.moas.eu/