Our featured single this week is “Walking Wounded” by Northern Irish rockers Silent Running.
The song will be out this Friday (February 3) and is the follow-up to last year’s album Follow the Light.
Speaking about it, frontman Peter Gamble explains: “Walking Wounded is a song about the human spirit’s amazing ability to overcome the great challenges life throws at us which I find very inspiring. When you get to a certain age in life everyone has had to deal with some kind of adversity and suffered a little damage; everyone has been knocked down but most get up, dust themselves down and push on, survive and thrive, so I hope it is a song a lot of people can relate too.
The chorus says it all: “the Walking Wounded, they get knocked down but they never stay down, the Walking Wounded just gotta roll the punches to the end of each round, we’ve all got something…”
Watch the video for the track below.
Silent Running signed to EMI and released their debut album ‘Shades of Liberty’ in 1984. For the follow up to that record, Silent Running then signed with Atlantic Records (the first Irish band to do so) and released ‘Walk on Fire’ in 1987 and ‘Deep’ in 1989. After that third album, the band folded for a full 30 years. In 2019, having got together again to play a few songs at a band member’s wife’s birthday, Silent Running booked a gig at Belfast’s Voodoo.
The band will be performing live in the Limelight Belfast on Friday March 3rd. Tickets available here.