A singer-songwriter from Northampton has joined forces with Harrow’s very own ‘Wealdstone Raider,’ to create a rallying football song for England’s 2022 world cup campaign.
Starting as an idea by Paul Rumens, President of National League Wealdstone FC, and his wife Lori from Northampton, the pair wanted to come up with an uplifting World Cup 2022 song for England, dedicated to good causes. Both being huge music goers and regulars on the Northamptonshire music scene, this only made perfect sense.
It didn’t take them long to convince local singer/songwriter and Man Utd football fan Maddox Jones, to serve up something that could be anthemic and that you would want to sing along to. A month of working on the music and lyrics in between the day jobs and recording at Plastic Tree Studios in Northampton with producer Dave Crawford and “We’re all here together (Go England)” was born!
Speaking about the new single, the former frontman of The Departure Maddox Jones said: “It has plenty of echos of your football terrace anthem and is uplifting without trying to compete in the direction of New Order or The Lightning Seeds offerings”.
Revenues from this Single will benefit two terrific good causes one being Wealdstone FC Youth, close to Paul’s heart and that of Gordon Hill, aka the iconic Wealdstone Raider, who has a cameo on the single. Secondly, Northampton-based ‘Rockin’ Roadrunner’ – a club run with and for adults with a range of disabilities will benefit too.
The record will be released this coming Friday, 18 November, by Maddox’s label home, Radikal Records, and will be available on all major streaming platforms in the UK and around the world.
Look out for an accompanying video with a difference from the talented and award-winning producer/director Robert Nek of Loud Vision. Robert received awards for the ‘Best Short Film’ and the ‘Best Special Effects’ category at the recent Brighton Film Festival.