September 12, 2023

This is the world’s newest national anthem–and it comes with a weird story

Back in 2013, Uri Geller, the so-called psychic who has made a living bending spoons, bought a couple of rocks off the coast of Scotland. Lamb Island, he said, is a mystical place with connections to the pyramids, UFOs, and many other strange things.

As the owner of Lamb Island, Geller recently declared it to be a micronation. He wrote the constitution, designed the flag, and commissioned a national anthem.

The melody to “My Island” was written more than a hundred years ago and has never been recorded–until now. A group of indie musicians called the Lamb Island Collective has released this version. Proceeds from the release of the song will go to a charity called Save A Child’s Heart. And, of course, if anyone from Lamb Island wins an Olympic gold medal, this the song that will be heard.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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