Ireland’s Wallis Bird today announces the release her sixth album, Woman, through Mount Silver Records – Caroline International on September 27.
Joining the album announcement is the release of the first single and albums opening track, ‘As The River Flows’.
As powerfully musically as it is emotionally, ‘As the River Flows’ is devoted to Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian refugee whose drowned body was photographed in 2015 on a Turkish beach. “It’s dedicated to the incredible souls who faced death crossing the Mediterranean Sea and to the poor little boy, Alan Kurdi who’s drowning broke my heart. This is ultimately a song for hope.” Said Bird.
Written to dispute ideas of the ‘right kind’ of immigrant, an attitude she labels “supremacist and disgusting.” The song directly addresses contemporary, complex issues of immigration, especially in its confrontational statement, “If you can move/ Then I will too”, and its explicit challenge, “Aren’t you brave enough/ To pave a basic decency for humankind?”
Wallis Bird’s sixth album Woman will be released on September 27 through Mount Silver Records – Caroline International