Song Premiere: Bonnie Bishop’s “The Walk”

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Americana Highways brings you this premiere of Bonnie Bishop’s “The Walk,” the title track from her upcoming album due Oct 4. The Walk (Thirty Tigers) was produced by Steve Jordan (Buddy Guy).

With ominous shakers and a tribal chant leading in to Bishop’s swingy vocals, “the Walk” will reel you in to the fundamentals of humanity.  The very music evokes shadowy phantoms, as the song was inspired by a Native American battleground and confrontations with mortality, both universal and personal.

The Walk: Doubt. “I believe this song came to me from somewhere beyond this world, because I heard it like a chant from a native tribe of people. Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh. I was walking through a park in Georgia that was a known Indian battleground and although there were no words at first, I felt that something was trying to communicate the idea that humanity is the eternal thread. Even though we all leave this world one day, the souls that tread this ground before us remain part of the fabric of life. Now. you can’t talk about the journey of life and not talk about death, that’s a fact. But nothing stirs up people’s doubts and fears of the unknown quite like death does. The lines at the beginning of this song hold so much more meaning to me now than they did when I wrote them, having just lost my beloved grandmother and a dear friend, separately, in a tragic accident: “Well the past is never dead, they say. So maybe we’ll meet on the walk someday.” Walking through the loss and sadness of both of these experiences, the incongruity with which a person exists and then is suddenly gone…it can really make you question what is real. Doubting what we know, or what we think we know, is part of the natural process of The Walk, but that doesn’t make it any less scary.” —Bonnie Bishop

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