TUNE Wily Bo Walker - Castle Of Clay (Edit)
A friend of mine, Danny Flam, introduced me to 'Castle of Clay'; a song written by New York songwriter, Saul Stern. Danny asked if I would like to sing it. I listened to the demo and loved it.
The apparent simplicity of the lyric hides a deeper story and very much tied in to the essence of a couple of songs I was working on at the time.
So I was hooked and, with Saul's approval, jumped at the chance to sing it. While I was recording my vocals I seguéd in to a coda from one of my own songs, 'Forty Days', as it just seemed to sit so perfectly with Saul's song and build upon that whole 'Phil Spector' style production at the end.
It's been a great honour for me to sing one of Saul's songs as well as work alongside the great musicians who played on this track.
As always, Danny has put together a fantastic arrangement, as has Kareña K with her backing vocal arrangements.