Taxi driver pens heatwave song from front seat of his car

Taxi driver Shane Love, from Wymondham, who has written a song about climate change. Picture: Daniel

Taxi driver Shane Love, from Firwood Close, who has written a song about climate change. - Credit: Danielle Booden

A city cabby sitting in sweltering heat has penned a high-energy anthem about climate change. 

Shane Hill - who goes by stage name Shane Love - is hoping the bop will get people to rethink the way they treat the planet. 

Shane, who runs Shane Love Taxis, produced his first song out of his garage about the England football team during the Euros. 

The driver became passionate about writing music during lockdown but never expected his work would be so well received. 

Taxi driver Shane Love, from Wymondham, who has written a song about climate change. Picture: Daniel

Taxi driver Shane wrote the song while he was driving during a heatwave. - Credit: Danielle Booden

The 50-year-old from Firwood Close in Norwich said: “My songs are always about things that are going on around the world.  

“It's often sport because I am a huge fan of football but I also use my platform to talk about things that are going on globally.”  

Shane was inspired most recently by the heatwave that swept the city last week.  

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He said: “I am really passionate about the climate so I wanted to spread awareness and I just thought: 'What better way than to do it through a song?'” 

Taxi driver Shane Love, from Wymondham, who has written a song about climate change. Picture: Daniel

Shane began writing music and lyrics during lockdown as a way to pass the time. - Credit: Danielle Booden

He penned 'World Vision' from the front seat of his cab before recording it in his garage.

He added: “I was really sweaty and didn’t have any air con.

"That when I started just thinking of the lyrics.”  

He then began to hum the tune in his head so that he was able to put it all together in his garage as soon as he got home.  

One he had the lyrics and the idea of the song Shane enlisted the help of friend Gary Francis and NRSIX STUDIOS so that he could put everything together.  

The feedback for Shane since releasing his song on his social media pages has been "great", he said.  

Taxi driver Shane Love, from Wymondham, who has written a song about climate change. Picture: Daniel

Taxi driver Shane said that he is concerned about the climate crisis so wrote the song to ensure it stays at the forefront of people's minds. - Credit: Danielle Booden

He said: “People say it’s a really catchy tune. 

“But the main reason I wrote the song is because I wanted to highlight the problems with the climate around the world, I hope that my song makes people think about it and keeps the climate crisis at the forefront of their mind.” 

Shane is doing his bit for the planet by reducing his plastic waste and he’s invested in an electric vehicle.  

He said: “If everyone did that we would be in a better place.” 

Lyrics: World vision

Shane said: “When you’re a taxi driver you spend a lot of time on your own, so you spend most of your days thinking.  

“My newest song is called World Vision and I came up with the whole song while I was sitting in my car during the heatwave. It was so hot and I just knew I had to do something about it.” 

World vision  

Less carbon emission 

Does anyone listen  

Palm oil is it necessary  

Landfill more for us to burn 

World vision, world vision  

Climate change 

Global warming 

Do the governments 

Hear the warning 

Trees fall at a shocking rate 

Just so we can all feel great 

World vision, world vision 

World vision, world vision