‘WALKING BY YOUR SIDE’ WAS A SONG FOR MY WIFE

Before you go any further please support The Steve Bell Projects by downloading our first single in 20 years ‘Lonely View’ @ Spotify, Apple Music/iTunes or your fave platform : https://open.spotify.com/album/5Taz0jtIVz5F1xTbVyyiDl or http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1561665055

Thank you …. now read on about the inspiration behind our forthcoming single ‘WALKING BY YOUR SIDE’ to be released on May 2, 2021.

‘I’m a man who expresses emotion through his music. I feel really passionate about a number of elements of my life. My children, music, my football team (The Melbourne Football Club), fairness and, of course, my wife. Too many men feel obliged not to show emotion, but that’s not me, so composing emotive songs comes naturally.

‘I have always said to my kids that you have a right to be selfish about who you choose to love and end up spending your life with. You can’t compromise on that decision. Yet once your choice is made you can’t survive together without a willingness to understand, give and sometimes compromise.

‘My wife and I both love the Bee Gees. She asked if I could write a song with their seventies style beautiful harmonies. So I pretended I was writing a song for Samantha Sang who sang the song ‘Emotion’ (written by the Bee Gees). ‘Walking By Your Side’ is for my wife and it turned out better than I ever thought it would. Thanks to Jennifer Davids and her amazing vocals and harmony arrangements, it’s ended up sounding like a really smooth (slightly daggy) flowing soul ballad. And the most important thing is that I am pretty sure she loves the song.’

Steve Bell

‘Walking By Your Side’ will be released on iTUNES and Spotify on May 2, 2021.

Find out more and download my songs. https://linktr.ee/thestevebellprojects

About ‘Walking By Your Side’

THE LYRICS

Walking By Your Side

It’s alive
It’s a dream
That you’re here beside me
Saying that you’re here
For a day
For a life, baby
Please hold this feeling

Yesterday the rain was falling
Now I hear our life is calling
Baby I am walking by your side

I have seen
I have lived
I have played the victim
Drawn by the lights of a dream
That was nothing but a fantasy

Yesterday the rain was falling
Now I hear my life is calling
Baby I am walking by your side

Now I’m strong
Now I’m wise
I can see my true soul talking to my heart
It’s for you
For our love, baby
Forgive my coolness

Yesterday the rain was falling
Now I hear our life is calling
Baby I am walking by your
Baby I am walking by your side
Side

copyright. Bell Music 2020

Published by thestevebellprojects

‘My thrill is to take relatively unknown, very unique and talented singers and compose and arrange retro songs that they record.’ Born in Melbourne, Australia, Steve Bell was brought up on seventies and eighties pop, soul and funk. He was obsessed with Earth Wind and Fire, Bee Gees, Al Jarreau, Gino Vannelli, TOTO, George Benson and, the great, David Foster. He liked class music with rich melodies - a big feature of his own writing today. While at college he played drums in numerous bands, but in his own words ‘wasn’t much chop at that’. But he did have a knack for playing piano by ear and writing ‘kind of cool’ ballads and soul songs. In his twenties he had a part-time role (on top of his day job) as a pop music critic for a local arts magazine, where he interviewed acclaimed artists from across the world. His interviews were always deep and focused on learning more and more about great songwriting and performing. Then he took a break - for over 25 years, running his company and being a family ‘guy’. However, he yearned for creative endeavours and once locked down during the COVID crisis, he started writing songs again. His first song ‘Lonely View’ was written looking out across the local bay from his composing studio and recorded using the amazing vocals of Jennifer Davids. Thus he started the journey of identifying a talented singer every few months and penning them a song with rich 70s and 80s melodies and jazz pop inspired chord structures.

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