Music touches us emotionally. It can do this in isolation but more often it is linked to another human experience. Music in film is an obvious place to see this, but even in pop, music works in conjunction with other emotional stimuli – often cultural and social.
So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Military Wives are number 2 in the album chart. We contributed strings for 3 of the tracks. There may be critics who will dismiss the content of In My Dreams as trite, but don’t dismiss the response of thousands of people who have bought this music and have made an emotional connection with it, and with what the singers represent.
Here is an excerpt from With Or Without You. Produced by Jon Cohen, released by Decca.