British artist The Woolfman has been inspired by the words of the American filmmaker Spike Lee for his latest release. Driven by the wish to "Heal the Soul of America' the songwriter and producer has collaborated with one of the UK’s leading independent filmmakers on the song and the video ‘Make America Love Again’ which has won numerous awards at film festivals around the world, including ‘Best Cause Driven Film’ and ‘Best Song’ at the the Cannes World Film Festival in June this year.

Capetown- born, The Woolfman left South Africa for the last time at the age of 16 repelled by the inequities of the apartheid system which were in full force at the time. Since then, he has been a vocal and active opponent of racism and all forms of injustice. This has been a consistent theme in his songwriting. In 2018 he watched director Spike Lee being interviewed on BBC television saying : “We only have to make America Love again…”. This sentiment reminded him that what happens in America can often have an effect around the world. That same night, a tune came to him… the lyrics emerged all at once, as if from outside himself and a new American anthem was created.

The Woolfman collaborated with singers Maxine Sparkles & Francesca Confortini, both delivering standout performances tinged with a gospel flair that enhances the anthemic feel of the song. He teamed up with UK filmmaker Tone Davies to make a music video for release during lockdown 2021. Shot in the UK on mobile phones the global pandemic has helped shape this video. It has gone on to catch the eyes and ears of music lovers the world over. At this time in history the song and the message embedded in ‘Make America Love Again’ is more poignant than ever.

“Obama once said “ Do we care to match the reality of America to its ideals? I am not yet ready to abandon the possibility of America.” This is the message of ‘Make America Love Again’ - the possibility of America as a beacon of democracy, hope and justice, leading the way in an increasingly turbulent and unpredictable world.” - David Woolfson

‘Make America Love Again’ is available now from all digital stores. The video, which has now won 12 film festival awards across the world including ‘Best Film For Social Change’ ‘Best Music Video’ ‘Best Song’ and ‘Best Original Short’ is available to view on YouTube.

Woolfman has previously worked with the likes of Gang of Four - he was the original bass player in a back room in Leeds. He once turned down the opportunity to join The Cure and was also a part of one-hit wonders, Blue Zoo. He is a multi-instrumentalist and has been in the music industry for most of his working life. Woolfman prefers to focus on the now – his songs come to him in dreams…he scribbles them down in the middle of the night. He is grateful to John Lennon, Beethoven and Miles Davis.

Maxine Sparkles was born in London, but spent her formative years in Kingston, Jamaica, then New York before returning to London. At the tender age of five, something in her soul stirred when she was mesmerized by Michael Jackson singing on the radio. At that moment, the desire to be a singer was conceived. In 2014 Sparkles ventured on to the stage of London’s renown Jazz Café as a singer in Soul Brew’s Live Band Karaoke and her joy for singing live emerged.

Sparkles now performs around London, as a solo vocalist and with her two bands, IndigoBlue and Elegua. She is currently working on recording her debut EP and various collaborative projects.

Francesca Confortini has been a professional singer for over ten years with extensive experience in backing vocals, session singing and musical theatre all around Europe. She has worked with numerous acclaimed session musicians and producers such as Yusuf Islam, Leif Searcy (Phil Collins), Francesco Mendolia (Incognito), Luigi Casanova (Joanne Shaw Taylor), Andres Mesa (Roxy Music) and many others. Her live experience includes performances at London Wembley Stadium, The Roundhouse, Ronnie Scott's, Pizza Express, Le Bar Americain in Monaco and the Blue Note in Milan.