Song of the Day, June 23: Private Revolution by World Party

WorldPartyPrivateSingleToday’s song is half of an album’s mission statement. When Karl Wallinger left the Waterboys, he formed the mostly one-man band World Party and released the charming debut Private Revolution. The album features two theme songs, one named for the band and one serving as the title track.

Where the band track is a celebration of what is possible, Private Revolution is more a manifesto. Calling the listener to action at the start of the album, Wallinger notes that “there’s a planet to set free.” He encourages everyone to participate in the project, starting with getting their own houses in order. It’s a smart song with a catchy melody, a perfect welcome to the disc.

Enjoy this delightful track today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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