"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."
Nile’s new record The Innocent Ones which will be out in the States in May continues his trend towards writing anthems. The wisdom that this sweet, extremely talented singer, songwriter, force of nature has acquired the hard way over his years of rolling with what life and the music business have dealt him is now paying off in the form of huge, irresistible anthemic numbers like “One Guitar,” on The Innocent Ones which carefully treads just this side of being too sappy and too naïve. To be purposefully vague about it (sorry), there is talk that that tune may become even bigger, more visible in coming months. Nile also has a new batch of songs, for yet another record, that are equally as compelling as what’s on The Innocent Ones. He even has a couple new love songs to New York City, which to my ears, think “Faded Flower of Broadway” or “Streets of New York,” are always among some of his most compelling creations. As usual Nile’s long time songwriting partner and drummer Frankie Lee (who is also good people) is part of all these projects. Here’s a taste of Willie recently performing his tune “Heaven Help The Lonely,” with the help of his long time fan, one B. Springsteen: