Chelsea song-writer and season ticket holder Paul Baker has written and performed yet another superb World Cup anthem to get people in the mood to really believe in England’s chances of success. The track, “Cabanga (Come On England)”, is credited to The England Band Featuring Joe Public Utd.
Cabanga is a Zulu word that means ‘imagine’, and perfectly reflects the mentality of a growing swathe of the public as World Cup fever begins to grip the nation.
Those who have heard the song love it and the media have certainly taken a shine to Baker’s track, with the artist being booked for several media interviews during the course of the next week including one for BBC 1 Extra and several BBC radio stations.
After hearing the track, News of the World football and Sky pundit Chris Kamara said that if the Facebook group set up to promote the song, Cabanga.co.uk got 20,000 friends, he would change his name to Chris Cabanga.
Kamara, who played for nine clubs and managed both Bradford and Stoke City, will now perform the ceremony on Monday, the day that the download of the single is released.
Priced at 77p, Cabanga (Come On England) is available for download with four other tracks from with all five priced at £1.99. A CD version, also priced at £1.99 can be purchased via HMV.com. A video of the track can be seen here and is notable by the fact that it was shot in 97 locations around England.
In 2006, Paul wrote another England World Cup track which earned him a coveted Gold Disc. Entitled ‘Stand Up For England’, it featured Paul singing the track backed by punk band Koopa.
Paul wrote the track “Wear The Blue 4 Chelsea” which he performed in honour of Chelsea’s 2005 Premier League title win and can be heard in the background in the film of the players celebrating victory in the changing room at Bolton.