Clarence Bucaro: “Two Men Down”
In April of 2011, photojournalists Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington were killed while covering the Libyan uprising. Singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro was so moved by the story that he decided to put pen to paper and honor their memory through song. The harrowing “Two Men Down” appears on Bucaro’s upcoming fifth album Walls Of The World, due out April 3rd.
Life for an up-and-comer like Bucaro can be tough, but the journey has proved to be the source of much of his inspiration. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, the young musician moved around between New Orleans, L.A., and Brooklyn, where he currently resides. Touring has taken him even further around the globe to places like Cuba, Morocco, Israel, and Russia, and Walls Of The World speaks to the universality of the people he encountered. The birth of his son also informed a batch of songs, resulting in a record that’s big in theme and sound.
“Two Men Down” carries this feeling across in a folk-rock setting. It’s rich in detail and emotion, full of acoustic strums and electronic loops while Bucaro tells the tale of Hondros and Hetherington. “The song is a tribute to them and I hope that it reminds listeners of their bravery and commitment to telling people’s stories from around the world,” Bucaro recently stated. He’s honoring their memory by doing the same.