‘Spotlight on a Song’
And a very beautiful Friday morning it is music fans. Peaceful sunrise, still summer-like with Fall on horizon-type feel. And a date most of us will always remember exactly where we were at the very minute the Twin Towers came down. Such chaos. And sadness.
Today’s Spotlight artist had a hit song that has always struck a chord with me. The music video features Adams performing in front of the city’s skyline from Brooklyn and was filmed four days before the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. As a result, a message was placed at the end of the video, dedicating it to those who lost their lives, and to “those who worked to save them”. Profits from the video were donated to a September 11 charity.
Adams had previously filmed and finished an entirely different video for the song, but decided at the last minute to scrap it and film a new one focusing on the Manhattan skyline (specifically the World Trade Center). The original video was not lost; it was dubbed over and reused for ‘When the Stars Go Blue.’
When I hear it, I still think of the day America lost its’ innocence. In some new ways at least.
Thank you Mr. Adams. For writing such a powerful melody; and purpose for the song not written for its ultimate cause…and memory.
Strum a little…..