RZA paid tribute to the late Paul Walker by writing a song for the star who died in a fiery car crash last Saturday. The Wu-Tang Clan member posted the song called "Destiny Bends", which features vocal from Will Wells, on his SoundCloud page on Sunday night, December 1.
"This song, entitled 'Destiny Bends', was written last night after hearing the tragic news of the loss of a good man named Paul Walker," RZA described the new song. He went on explaining that he met Walker on the set of "Brick Mansions", a new movie featuring the two stars. The film is scheduled to be released in 2014.
"I only knew him personally for less than a year, but we knew each other through our work and art. We saw in each other a kindred spirit of men coming from unlikely circumstances, and rising to be the light and beacon of our family and loved ones," he said.
"I dedicated my time to compose this song with my two sons and new friend Will Wells, who was kind enough to sing and perform it for me. We dedicate it to Paul Walker. A good man," he continued and revealed the meaning behind the song's title. "We had plans to continue working with each other in the future. It seemed destined, but 'destiny bends,' " he added.
"Destiny Bends" is a touching tribute that features references to the fatal car accident that killed Walker and another man named Roger Rodas. "I thought we had another day to smile and to laugh in the wind / How can it end?" Wells sings. "I'm grateful to meet you, may we meet again / Paul, my friend / Paul, my friend / On that highway where heaven begins / I lost a friend." RZA has noted that the song's "just a sketch demo," not for criticism.