LONDON: "Bombs, guns, daughters, and sons fighting for empty promises...”
Fiery lyrics included in Blurred Vision's new swinging dance-rock single "Democracy," soundly and aptly expressing a preoccupation that the two brothers in the Canadian band have with the current pulse in our world. What better day than Inauguration Friday to introduce this to the free world.
"The single’s release coinciding with the US presidential inauguration day is a coincidence that only the Rock Gods can explain,” comments the band's leader Sepp Osley.
Earlier he observed, "It is a devastatingly sad irony that we should wake to news of Trump becoming president, on the same day as the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Twenty-seven years later, we await more walls to be built...and it will be up to all of us to tear them down!"
The trio has released several song videos tied to special events, as with the case of "Dear John" on the occasion of the felled Beatle's 75th birthday, and "No More War" that sought to bring attention to the growing number of Iranian executions with the rallying cry, "Hey Ayatollah, leave those kids alone."
"Democracy" is accompanied by an official music video and is available for streaming and download on iTunes, Spotify and other major online stores and platforms.
Blurred Vision is currently in rehearsal for recording its second album in the UK. As was the last, the new album is to be produced by Terry Brown. The group appears in a one-off Canadian engagement at Cherry Cola's in Toronto on Thursday, January 26.
The "No More War" hook had the full approval of Roger Waters who penned the original line included in "Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2."