The Magpie Salute — Rich Robinson, Marc Ford, John Hogg, Sven Pipien, Matt Slocum and Joe Magistro released “For The Wind” last Friday (7/6) alongside an exclusive premiere with Billboard.com. The new song marks the second track, following “Send Me An Omen,” from the band’s anticipated debut studio album, Higher Water I, set for a worldwide release on Friday, August 10th via Eagle Rock Entertainment (U.S.), Mascot Label Group (Europe/Australia/New Zealand) and Sony (Japan).
“It’s a lot about the systems in place in the world,” Rich Robinson told Billboard.com‘s Gary Graff of “For The Wind,” which was written by Robinson and John Hogg. “The systems that have been in place as it pertains to creation of any kind. Music or books or fine arts or anything down the line have been flooded with greed and with bankers that get involve and tell artists how they can sell more if they write this way. And then basically you’re just an entertainer; you let these pseudo-cynical people write these songs about jeans and Chevys and beer and whatever the hell people write about. That system being in place is constantly at odds with natural creativity. People see they can make a little bit of money, you make them a lot of money they start inserting themselves more because they want you to keep making them money. It’s always been that way, but it seems more fervent than ever now.”