This is the story of The Woolfman – a British songwriter/producer – inspired by the words of the American film maker Spike Lee. Both are driven by the wish to “Heal the Soul of America”. In 2018 The Woolfman saw Spike Lee on BBC TV saying, “We only have to make America Love again…”. This sentiment reminded him that what happens in America affects us in the UK, in Europe, in Africa, Asia and the whole of the world. That same night – a tune came to him , a tune rooted in gospel music, the music of struggle and of hope. The lyrics emerged all at once, as if from outside himself and a new American Anthem was born.
“We only have to make America love again…” – Spike Lee
At this time in history the message – “Make America Love Again” sets a new path, an aspiration. We do not pretend everything was ever all right in America. Obama says “ –Do we care to match the reality of America to its ideals? I am not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America.”
This is the message of “Make America Love Again” – the possibility of America as a beacon of democracy, hope and justice, leading the way in an increasingly turbulent and unpredictable world. The Woolfman teamed up with UK filmmaker Tone Davies & H28 to make a music video for the track during lockdown 2021. Shot on phones by vocalists Maxine Sparkles and Francesca Confortini – the global pandemic helped shape the video.
“Make America Love Again” has won BEST SONG at the Vegas Movie Awards, BEST MUSIC VIDEO at the Atman Film Festival in Hollywood and is currently #1 in the DMOFF Film Festival Top 10 films.
“Make America Love Again” is released worldwide through W Recordings – available on all digital platforms from Friday 26th February 2021.
You can view the music video here:-
You can presave the track here:-
“We are all looking at life through a screen right now” – Tone Davies
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