World Premiere: Will Downing gives touching tribute to fallen friends

(November 6, 2020) For many years, the great Will Downing has held a special place for us at SoulTracks, and for our readers. He is the most awarded artist in the history of the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards, and each of his releases has been an instant hit with us.

This year during the pandemic, Will has been focusing on releasing a series of individual singles, and his newest one will strike a dramatic chord for many SoulTrackers. “So Many Good Die Young,” co-written and co-produced by Will and Randy Bowland, is a celebration of the memories of lives who have touched us. It is particularly poignant during a year in which we’ve all come to realize a bit more just how precious life is.

(November 6, 2020) For many years, the great Will Downing has held a special place for us at SoulTracks, and for our readers. He is the most awarded artist in the history of the SoulTracks Readers’ Choice Awards, and each of his releases has been an instant hit with us.

This year during the pandemic, Will has been focusing on releasing a series of individual singles, and his newest one will strike a dramatic chord for many SoulTrackers. “So Many Good Die Young,” co-written and co-produced by Will and Randy Bowland, is a celebration of the memories of lives who have touched us. It is particularly poignant during a year in which we’ve all come to realize a bit more just how precious life is.

The beautiful ballad, which will be released on November 11, is also accompanied by a short video that includes a montage of a number of artists, athletes and notable others who have left us too soon, including Kobe & Gigi Bryant, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Prince, Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross, Aaliyah, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Chadwick Boseman. It is a beautiful tribute that fits appropriately with this touching song.

We’re proud to present the World Premiere of the full new song from a longtime favorite (along with the shortened video), and are glad that SoulTrackers will have the chance to experience it. Check out “So Many Good Die Young,” and leave a comment below about your reaction.

Will Downing - "So Many Good Die Young"

“So Many Good Die Young”  (3:53)

Writers: Randall Bowland & Will Downing
Publishers: Smoobie Music (ASCAP) Will Down Music Co. (ASCAP)
Producers: Will Downing for WD Productions Inc. & Randy Bowland for Ranapple Music Productions
Musicians:
Mike Logan Sr.: Piano, piano solo & additional Synths
Derrick Hodge: Upright Bass
Mike White: Drums
Randy Bowland: Synthesizers & additional String Arrangement
Rayfield “Ray Ray” Holloman: Steel Guitar
Shana Tucker: Solo Cello
Bashiri Johnson: Percussion
Dunn Pearson: Strings and String arrangement
Will Downing: Additional String arrangement

Recorded @ All Musician’s Home Studio
Mixed by: Richard Furch @ mixHaus Studio LA
Assistant Engineer: Dominic Tenaglia
Post Production Engineer: Frank D. Fagnano

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