WILL AND THE POWER is a project by
singer/songwriter/guitarist & producer
It started in 1991 with the Album
WILL AND THE POWER (BMG/Hansa), including the hitsingles
WE ARE THE POWER &
LET THE MUSIC SAY GOODBYE.
WILL now presents a selection of new songs, including a newly recorded version of his '91 hit
WE ARE THE POWER.
WILL: "This song is a bridge from the 1991 Album to the new songs.
To me it seems even more relevant and
topical than it was back then.
I'm really looking forward to playing old and current songs live with my fantastic new band".
"Feel the heat, feel the fire,
feel the beat of your heart.
Feel the golden serpent and the spirit within.
We are here in this world,
because we want to change!
(We Are The Power)
"Rock my soul wherever I go, rock my soul.
Rock my soul, whenever I lose my faith.
In this tricky game of life, what is right or wrong?
Rock my soul and make me whole."
(Rock My Soul)
My small town face got into the race. I was trapped in the child's mind that I had.
School of Arts - full of lonely hearts. Got a guitar and played in bands, learned from enemies and learned from friends.
Hey L.A., let us rock, never let the music stop. Draft notice - went back home, heart felt heavy like a stone.
But time goes by and songs remain, hey Vienna, here I am.
Got signed, got a new band, the moment was my friend. I thought we would go anywhere.
Was naiv and afraid, felt alone and betrayed. I was close to the razor blade.
I thought when nothing here makes sense, I rather go inside - beyond of any wrong or right.
Wanted to relax and enjoy - with the innocence of a boy. Guru and friends turned out to be gangsters,
right were the questions, wrong were the answers.
After darkness, after rain, the sun is back again. Still got a guitar, got a band and not much to pretend.
I think we can go anywhere - yeah! My small town face is back in the race.
"I've been up I've been down, I have come around.
I have lost I have won, I still haven't found.
If I sing, if I dance, if I play, I got a bullet in my soul.
If I laugh, if I cry, if I pray, I got a bullet in my soul."
(Bullet In My Soul)
WILL AND THE POWER - New & Classic
Music by Will Hofmann, Lyrics by Will Hofmann & Timothy Wilson.
©2018 by Will Hofmann
Music by Will Hofmann, Lyrics by Will Hofmann & Waltraud Serafini.
©2017 by Will Hofmann
WHY DON'T YOU EAT A DOG?
WILL: "I became a vegetarian in 1991 and since then I've heard all kinds of ironic statements und "funny" jokes about this lifestyle. Well, times are changing and vegetarians increased from 4% to 10% in Europe since the early 90's.
And yes - this is a Statement Song!"
"You got a heart for whales and dolphins,
for ponies and babybears.
You got respect for tigers and eagles,
you got a home for friendly pets
- some even sleep in your beds.
But pigs and cows, go to the slaughterhouse!"
(Why Don't You Eat A Dog)
Producer, Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars.
Co-Producer, Bass & Keyboards on "We Are The Power", "Not My War", "Rock My Soul", "Bullet In My Soul",
"Why Don´t You Eat A Dog" & "For All The Love In The World"
Co-Producer, Drums, Recording & Mixing of "We Are The Power", "Not My War", "Rock My Soul", "Bullet In My Soul",
"Why Don´t You Eat A Dog" & "For All The Love In The World", at Studio Letschka, Sankt Pölten.
Producer of "We Are The Power", Electric Guitars & Mixing (with Daniel Letschka) of "We Are The Power".
Backing Vocals on "Why Don´t You Eat A Dog", "We Are The Power" & "Not My War".
"I see the angel and the loaded gun,
I see a bit of it in everyone,
but I go my own way, fight my own war,
seven days a week."
(I Go My Own Way)
"Once in a while we all believe,
we all where born to find.
once in a while we pray to god,
for all the love in the world.
But it's already there,
it's there inside the heart.
Because the heart is the only place there is,
for all the love in the world."
(For All The Love In The World)
Bass on "You Can Fly Away"
Acoustic guitar on "Building A House" & "Love In A Wicked Time"
Bass on "Building A House" & "Love In A Wicked Time"
Drums on "Building A House" & "Love In A Wicked Time".
Recording of "Building A House", "Love In A Wicked Time"
& "We Will Live Forever"
Mixed by MARTIN BÖHM at MG Sound Studios, Vienna.
Choir Arrangements on "Building A House",
"Love In A Wicked Time" & "We Will Live Forever"
Conducting & Orchestral Arrangement on "Building A House"
WOLFGANG PUSCHNIG Sax on "Love In A Wicked Time"
JACQUELINE PATRICIO &
Backing Vocals on "Building A House", "Love In A Wicked Time"
& "We Will Live Forever"
GEORG O. LUKSCH
Keyboards, Recording & mixing of "I Go My Own Way"
at HOME Studio, Vienna.
Keyboards on "You Can Fly Away"
Recording & Mixing of "You Can Fly Away" at WILD DOG Music, Vienna
Keyboards & Basic Arrangement on "Bullet In My Soul".
Photos by ADRIAN BATTY
Styling by WALTRAUD SERAFINI
Final Artwork of Logo and Lettering by MICHAEL MODER, graphkdesigner/Linz.
Logo & Webdesign by WILL HOFMANN.
Lyrics & Music by WILL HOFMANN
Lyrics of "Rock My Soul", "Not My War" & "Why Don´t You Eat A Dog"
by WILL HOFMANN & WALTRAUD SERAFINI.
Lyrics of "We Are The Power" by WILL HOFMANN & TIMOTHY WILSON.