ANZAC Day is a truly significant day on the Australian calendar, and one that Benny Allen wholeheartedly believes people should pause to reflect and remember. He has marked the occasion with the single, We Will Remember.
The Victorian singer-songwriter wrote We Will Remember after a conversation with his children about the sacrifices made by those who serve on behalf of our nation.
“I really believe that we are so fortunate to live here in Australia,” he said.
“And a lot of the reasons we have the freedoms we do, is because of the sacrifices that have been made by those serving to protect our country. The servicemen and women who fought to protect our country, in all of the conflicts we’ve been involved in – from World War I, right through to those currently serving to protect the ideals that our country stands for.”
To mark ANZAC Day, Benny performed the new single at the Boronia RSL Club commemoration service and to ensure the song can benefit veterans of active service, all proceeds from iTunes purchases of the song in April will go to Guitars For Vets, Australia.
We Will Remember captures the poignant story of war, in particular the hardship experienced by those who served on the front line, during some of our country’s biggest wars.
Produced by Matt Fell – and with the haunting guitar work of Glen Hannah, We Will Remember, manages to transport you to the battlefields of a faraway conflict.
“I wanted to capture what I was feeling, after talking to my children about what has been sacrificed by other people on our behalf, and why we always need to remember,” Benny said.
“The build into the chorus is something I’m particularly proud of – it’s really anthemic, and I can imagine singing it one day at the MCG on ANZAC Day, and having the crowd chanting it back – We Will Remember.”
We Will Remember is Track 5 from Benny’s debut album Never Knew I Was Country, which was released on November 24, 2018 – making it to No. 7 on the iTunes Country Albums Chart.
The song was recognised by the Tamworth Songwriter’s Association earlier this year at their annual awards night, making it through to a finalist position in the hotly contested ANZAC Song of the Year category.