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Peter Link: “Whitebird”

Your Inspirational Song of the Week

June 26 - July 2, 2018

Whitebird

from

Remnants

Music and Lyrics by Peter Link
Produced and Orchestrated by Peter Link

Listen to the Music!

What better song to welcome in the summer than one suffused with the sounds of a peaceful island getaway? Whitebird, off Peter Link’s just-released album Remnants, offers just such a soothing refreshment for our ears as the temperatures rise. In the composer’s own words:

 

“Back in my late 20s/early 30s I bought a house on the beach of the island of Antigua in the Caribbean. I spent about 10 years getting down there as often as possible. While there, I would work on the various projects that I was developing for the NY theater world.

When one lives with the sea, birds and the ocean roar an’ de fishes an’ de wind tru’ de banyan trees long enough, one hears the world differently. And when one sits on de beach wid de sun goin’ down wid one’s guitar and composes, out comes, most naturally, music dat sounds calypso or even reggae. De music reflect de life aroun’ you.

So, in those 10 years, I probably wrote close to a hundred songs that simply sounded like the islands. Whitebird has always been one of my favorites from that period.

It’s a simple song of longing. When you can take the time to just sit on the beach and watch the birds fly, that’s when you know you’re really on vacation. Yes, the words are simple, but the music promises to enable you to take flight and soar.”

About the Artist

Peter Link is probably best known for his work as a composer/lyricist. His Ode To Joy album is a mostly instrumental and personal statement on the joys of life. He has also produced and orchestrated for many of the Watchfire artists: Julia Wade, Mindy Jostyn, Jenny Burton, Tom Tipton, Osceola Davis, and Bobby Stanton, to name a few.

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"It's a bone-chilling soul-searching arousal of humanity and its ability to survive and thrive. EVERYBODY should be listening!" —Laurie Lawson – Electronic Link Journey

"I'm still full of the joy … The songs … spoke to us to savor our souls and our planet. Thank you for allowing me to experience such work. Peter Link is a musical genius!" —Charles Turner, NYC

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4 thoughts on “Peter Link: “Whitebird”

  1. Hi Peter,
    I really liked White Bird.
    Loved the sounds chosen and the production. Nice work.
    Mark Henderson.

    1. Thank you, Mark. Coming from you, that means so much. (Mark is a very fine composer and a member of the Watchfire Music clan) Best of fortune with all your projects!

  2. “Whitebird”, put a big ol’ smile on my face this morning as I rode the bus across 42nd Street, headed for work.
    Smiles for the memories I have as an artist having sung this song and smiles that it is so wonderfully sung by the maestro here!
    Having been to Jamaica many times to perform and relax, I relished in this reminder of those days. Being on the bus, I couldn’t
    break into my reggae dance, but I grooved to Whitebird just the same! I’m still smiling 🙂

    1. Nothin’ I like to do better in life than put that smile on your face! Thanks for singin’ my songs. I’m a lucky man!

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