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When the World Stood Still


Release Date: 04 March 2022

Format: Digital

Label: Fat Road Records


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When the World Stood Still [5:08]


Wille & the Bandits have so far recorded five studio albums to critical acclaim and are credited with pushing the boundaries of Roots Rock into a new era of music lovers. They were listed in the top ten must see bands at Glastonbury Festival by BBC Radio One and were personally invited to perform on the German TV show Rockpalast - a musical institution of global import. The band have played festivals across the world, from Broadway to the West End, and Belgrade to Sydney and are due to tour Russia in 2022.

The single and title track of the album When the World Stood Still talks about the beauty experienced by some of those first few weeks of the lockdown when nature almost took the world back and the common noises of the hustle and bustle lifted to create a stillness and tranquillity across the world. It's a rare moment in time when most of the world stood still and this song documents a part of history which we will never forget.

The instrumentation shows a gentler side of the band with Tom on brushes and percussion, Harry on double bass, Matt on Piano and Wille weaving in and out with his beautiful dobro playing. The song showcases Wille's vocals at the forefront of the song which stands out as one of his best vocal performances to date.