Soil feat. Ursula Rucker

by Stephen Emmer

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In an effort to help make this world a better place the Home Ground campaign will be in support of charity. Based on the lyrical content and the fact that the project is music-based, Stephen immediately thought of War Child as the perfect fit. War Child works for a better future for hundreds of thousands of children affected by war. They help them cope with their conflict-related experiences, rebuild relationships with friends and families and regain their self-confidence.

War Child creates safe places where they can be children again and work to build a stable and peaceful future – both for themselves and their communities. The campaign will therefore focus on creating increased awareness for the amazing work of War Child. At the same time we’ll donate a fair share of the proceeds to support them in helping ‘our’ children - the best cornerstone imaginable for a future world at peace.

25% of digital music sales and 50% of physical sales will be donated to War Child. Do however and by all means feel free to pay more if you like. Especially since 100% of additional income (on top of the basic price) will also be donated to War Child. Your support will be highly appreciated. Thank you.



One is never lonely
Or alone when
One is home

One is never lonely
Or alone when
One is home

Not just house or country
Or place home
Home, like, heart home
Soul home, home
Like a tree finds home
And roots in fertile soil

Home ground
We’re all just
Homeward bound, like
Nomads, we all just, nomads

Looking to be rooted
And something will staying
Ever traveling to
Searching for home

I see, through field
Through struggle
In my we’re all just
Homeward bound

Looking to take root in
That place
That space
That soil
That home ground

We are just nomads
We are just homeward bound

One is never lonely or alone when
One is home and
One is never lonely or alone when
One is home and
One is never lonely or alone when
One is home


released March 27, 2017

Music by Emmer
Lyrics by Emmer and Rucker
Vocals by Ursula Rucker

Pre-production and recording by Stephen Emmer and Lau Kagenaar at Stephen Emmer Studios (Hilversum & Amsterdam)
Mixed by Bob Power (New York)
Additional mixing by Stephen Emmer and Lau Kagenaar
Mastered by Chris Gehringer, Sterling Sound (New York)
Executive Producer Joe d’Ambrosio



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Stephen Emmer Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Stephen Emmer’s latest musical offering Home Ground combines the eloquence of spiritual, orchestral soul music with socially conscious lyrics. It addresses contemporary concerns within the timeless musical excellence of classic soul combined with the sonic impact of the 21st century. The songs are vocally performed by a careful selection of musical icons from the last 5 decades.

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