Rita Wilson Reveals the Tragic Story Behind Her New Song ‘Everybody Cries’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Rita Wilson

Rita Wilson could be greatest often called to a few of the spouse of actor, Tom Hanks. However, Wilson has lots of her personal credit together with movie roles in Jingle All the Way and Sleepless in Seattle and TV appearances on The Good Wife, Happy Days, and Bosom Buddies (the place she first met her well-known husband.) She was additionally a producer on Mamma Mia and My Big Fat Greek Wedding. However, over the previous decade, Wilson has additionally expanded into singing and songwriting. What is her new tune “Everbody Cries” about?

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Not solely is Wilson an completed actress/producer, however a profitable songwriter and performer. In 2012, on the age of 55, Wilson launched her first studio album, titled AM/FM, that includes 60s and 70s pop classics. In 2016, Wilson started her songwriting journey and launched her self-titled Rita Wilson which included 15 songs she co-wrote. Her subsequent albums, Bigger Picture (2018) and Halfway to Home (2019), additionally included a number of numbers written by the singer/actress in collaboration with many others.

In 2018, Rod Lurie, director of the drama movie The Outpost, requested Wilson to create a tune for the film soundtrack. The film relies on a e book written by CNN chief correspondent Jake Tapper. Based on a real story, the movie depicts a devastating battle that occurred in Afghanistan in October 2009. Considered one of many bloodiest battles of the conflict, eight servicemen misplaced their lives, with two others awarded the Medal of Honor. 

Lurie himself is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and served 4 years within the U.S. Army. Lurie instructed The Hollywood Reporter: the movie was made for the households of the fallen. This was going to be a conflict movie, not an motion movie.”

The tragic historical past behind the film ‘The Outpost’

Sadly, Lurie misplaced his personal son in the course of the filming of the film, which Wilson described as “a parent’s worst nightmare.” Hunter Lurie, 28, died from cardiac arrest in July 2018. The lack of his son contributed to his means and readability in how one can make the movie. Following his son’s demise, Lurie’s daughter inspired him to finish filming The Outpost.

“Dad, I know you think you can’t make this movie,” she mentioned. “But you have to. You have to finish it. It would destroy Hunter if you didn’t.”

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Wilson wrote a brand new tune for the 2020 film ‘The Outpost’

Lurie, Larry Groupe, and Wilson co-wrote the tune “Everybody Cries” for The Outpost. In an interview with American Songwriter, Wilson defined the Lurie and Groupe had already began the songwriting course of, whereas she helped with some revisions and added a feminine perspective.

“Whenever anybody is going off to battle, there is a mother who gave birth to that child,” Wilson shared. “… They’re off fighting for their country, so it’s noble … but, you don’t want to lose your kid.”

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Wilson shared extra on her Twitter feed the background behind the mournful ballad:

I feel the tune is sort of significant, within the sense that nobody is basically unscathed on this world. We are all touched by tragedy or difficulties or ache, and we discover our particular person methods to get by means of that. … I hope you’ll take a pay attention.

Wilson went on to say that she felt very honored to have the ability to part of this effort to honor the reminiscences of the misplaced serviceman.

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