Bruce Hornsby Performs “The Way It Is” on BBC Radio 2 Piano Room
American singer-songwriter and pianist Bruce Hornsby appeared on BBC Radio 2 Piano Room to perform “The Way It Is” with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
The song was released by American rock group Bruce Hornsby and the Range as the second single from their debut album of the same name in 1986.
The track was written and produced by Bruce Hornsby, with production by Elliot Scheiner.
The song reached No. 1 at the US Billboard Hot 100.
Bruce Hornsby told Radio 2 host Vernon Kay about the song, “I wrote it in my garage, in my house in California, based on growing up in a smaller Southern town where narrow-minded attitudes did prevail. Remembering that, ruminating on that led me to write this song, so I guess my memories, the memories that inspired it, were not particularly fond memories.”
- He continued, “I was the only white guy in the high school basketball team, so I had serious soul brother friends, and still do in my town, where I live again. It was a charged environment, quite often. But look, it led to this song, which led to Tupac Shakur recording it and having, in a sense, in certain worlds, a way bigger record than it was for me.”
Last October, Bruce Hornsby released the album “The Spirit Trail 25th Anniversary Edition” as the 25th anniversary of his 1998 sixth studio album “Spirit Trail”.
Also, he teamed up with American sextet chamber ensemble yMusic and will release their collaborative album “Deep Sea Vents” on March 1, 2024.
- source : BBC Radio 2