Illuminating and strong is the mesmerizing new single by Los Angeles singer-songwriter Maureen Toth. Produced by guitarist Jim McGorman, (Avril Lavigne, Cassadee Pope, Michelle Branch), “Soldier” marches straight to your frontal lobe as it examines the subtleties of loyalty, determination and idealism, before breaking into a soul-soothing harmonized chorus that transports the mind’s eye to a place of higher awareness.
The song is inspired by the profoundly moving life story of S. Brian Willson. Toth explains, “I read an article in The Sun called ‘We Are Not Worth More, They Are Not Worth Less, The Odyssey Of S. Brian Willson’ and I was moved to tears as I did. It’s amazing, tragic and ultimately triumphant. The beauty of his insights and humanity as he went along and dealt with the extreme circumstances that arose were so very very powerful for me. It reinforced that we are all the same and all responsible for the love or lack of love we give to each other and the beautiful planet that sustains us. I think those that read the story or his Blood on the Tracks memoir will come away transformed.”