'The Flame' features in my novel ‘Song Bird’. In the novel, it is sung by rock legend Rick Brody who serenades Nikki Mills (the central character in the novel). In real life, it was sung by Funnie Williams and Thanapat Yarchartoen (aka Film). I produced the song through Karma Sound Studios in Thailand.
BACKSTORY TO 'THE FLAME' - The Singer or the Song?
In ‘Song Bird’ and its prequel 'Life Song', Nikki Mills - the Girl from Oz - is a survivor of domestic violence. Once an innocent, she believed the very convincing serenade of her first significant love, Terry Kikby. Long before Nikki met Rick, his song 'The Flame' resonated with her. She believed that Rick's songs really expressed his own ideas and values.
Having been at the top of the music industry for sixteen years, Rick finds his music is dropping in the charts. Defined by his 'bad boy' image, he has lost sight of his real self. Consequently, his music has lost its connection with his fan base. Interested in Nikki as a woman as much as in her skill as a lyricist, Rick collaborates with Nikki on a new album.
Flattered by Rick's interest in her and impressed by 'The Flame', Nikki embarks on a relationship with him. A subplot in the novel explores the ramifications of that decision. Can she help Rick find the heart that his music once had? Will Nikki be hurt or healed by the relationship with him? The answers are found in my novel 'Song Bird'.
Readers of this blog may also find the pop rock song 'Masque' and interesting insight into Rick and Nikki's relationship issues.
I currently have 8 songs on CD Baby and iTunes. You can help me raise the money to produce the rest of my songs by buying one or more of my songs at the very small price of $1.69 per song. They are on sale at CD Baby and iTunes. Online music streaming services such as Spotify and Deezer promote my music, but I only earn approximately one cent per one hundred streams.