Paul Walker death – RZA pays tribute to Fast and Furious star with new song

Posted on 3 December 2013
By Pierce King
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RZA has released a new song called ‘Destiny Bends,’ which he is using to pay tribute to his friend Paul Walker who he described as a ‘kindred spirit and the beacon of family and loved ones.’

The Wu Tang mastermind wrote the tune in tribute to the late Paul Walker, who he met on set of Brick Mansions, which is set for release in February 2014.

The Abbott begins the song with a spoken intro and then gives way to vocalist Will Wells.

Wells appears to be singing lyrics that were written by RZA, which touch on the experiences the two had together while on set.

RZA released this statement along with the record, which is in demo format:

“This song, entitled “Destiny Bends” was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker.

“I met Paul on the set of the film Brick Mansion, where we talked, laughed, and exchanged ideas of life and fatherhood. I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art.

“We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones. Men who learned the joy and pains of love in life, and success, while coming to realize that nothing is more important than family, friendship and the brotherhood of humanity.

“Millions of people get to know an artist or movie star through their work, but few are allowed to cross each others’ paths and see through the veil of stardom and find the common denominator that we share.

“As all physical things will decay and wither away, film, art, and music remain longer than the vessel that delivered them. In this vein, the one thing we can’t take away or give back is time.

“So, thus, time is the most precious gift. I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me.

“We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man. We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but “destiny bends”.

“*Note* This song is not for criticism, it’s just a sketch demo. Please enjoy and reflect.

“Your comrade in the struggle,

“RZA”