Evamore is a project which is releasing a new EP called One More Yard which chronicles the sacrifice of young World War One soldiers and also aims to raise awareness of today’s war on cancer.
It will feature contributions from Brian Eno, Sinead O’Connor, Cillian Murphy, Imelda May, Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason and Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood and the title ‘One More Yard’ is inspired by the letters home from a young Irish soldier killed at Flanders. Sinead O’Connor sings lead with supporting vocals by Imelda May while Ronnie Wood plays guitar on the track, with Nick Mason on drums.
The EP is released on November 2nd and features instrumentation from Brian Eno, with spoken word from Cillian Murphy as he reads extracts of letters written by Lieutenant Michael Thomas Wall (pictured above) from the Royal Irish Regiment, to his mother in Dublin.
Thomas Wall’s letters contain the words “nothing was spared, nothing – and when done there was not one more yard left”, referring to gaining ground in no man’s land.
About the Evamore project
The Evamore project started four years ago when leading scientific entrepreneur, Professor Sir Chris Evans, was conducting research on creating a new cancer awareness charity. He was struck by the emotional struggle of young people confronted with cancer and how similar their written expressions and fighting spirit were to those of young soldiers thrust into war.
Reading over 30,000 letters written by young WW1 soldiers in the trenches, inspired Sir Chris and co-artists, to write a collection of original songs using the soldiers’ common themes, words and phrases to tell their stories.
A full album is also on the way and proceeds will go to a new Cancer Awareness Trust which will provide expert clinical advice and guidance to cancer sufferers around the world to help maximise their chances of controlling and overcoming their battles with this disease.
Evamore – ‘One More Yard’ EP below:
1. One More Yard (Complete)
2. One More Yard (ft. Sinead O’Connor)
3. One More Yard Letter (ft. Cillian Murphy & Brian Eno)
4. One More Yard (Orchestral)