Downes Braide Association pen poignant tribute to Arthur Labinjo-Hughes

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Melodic prog duo Downes Braide Association, the partnership between Yes keyboard player Geoff Downes and singer and producer Chris Braide, have released a lyric video for band new song Dear Arthur which you can watch below.

Braide was moved to write the song in the wake of the recent tragic news of the death of six-year old Arthur Labinjo-Hughes, who was tortured and killed by his stepmother and father in June last year.

"I was so saddened and so moved and so angry reading about Arthur's plight that I had to write something just to give something back to this boy who had been deprived of everything," explains Braide. "This is for Arthur and all the many vulnerable young souls everywhere."

“Chris’s lyrics capture the mood, the grief and pain of the nation," adds Downes.

Downes Braide Association released their latest album Halcyon Hymns,  through Cherry Red Records earlier this year.

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.