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The Wake Up Call: Sounding the alarms with Russell Oliver Stones' We Gotta Wake Up

Hailing from the United Kingdom, singer-songwriter Russell Oliver Stone first rose to fame in 1976 with his hit single ‘We Do It’ with his singing partner and wife Joanna. The song was a global hit. Sadly, Russel lost his partner Joanna not long after the success of the song leading him to abuse alcohol and eventually take a break from the music scene. Collaborating with legendary artists like Marvin Gaye and Twisted Sister back in the day, Russel, despite facing trials and turbulences is now back at 76 with a powerful song- 'We Gotta Wake Up' off his new album ‘The Calling’. 



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Russell Oliver Stone


Written along with poets Amen Noir and Poetikah, whose spoken parts add a layer of depth highlighting that the people oversee what is happening around them and that the solutions to their problems lie within them.

 

Combining Jazz and R&B, Russell talks about the failures of people in power – politicians, billionaires, and dictators, addressing the issues that humanity faces. Written along with poets Amen Noir and Poetikah, whose spoken segments add a layer of depth highlighting that the people oversee what is happening around them and that the solutions to their problems lie within themselves, the track is a call to humanity. Russell, now diagnosed with terminal cancer, is on a mission to inspire and nurture others and, through the song, sends an important and urgent message of standing up to injustice.


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