Footballers and singing don’t usually go well together – well, except for the John Barnes rap in New Order’s World in Motion – but Dion Dublin has set out to prove he’s able to follow in his fellow England legend’s footsteps.
He has teamed up with singer songwriter Frank Hamilton, who’s on a marathon project to write, record and release one song a week for a whole year. Scout has been following Hamilton’s progress and we’re especially excited about this week’s work.
Since hanging up his boots, Dublin has taken up the saxophone and drums – and famously invented a new instrument called The Dube – and now he has written a song with Hamilton.
“Dion first came to visit Onesongaweek HQ in July and during a banterful few hours we established that he was great with rhythms but not so hot with melodies – he’d never even sung, let alone written a song before,” says Hamilton. ” Therefore the task was simple – to write a song together and get him singing (as well as tapping) on it.
“To be honest I never doubted it would happen. There are only two things you need to be able to write songs and Dion has both in abundance: ideas and cojones.”
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