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  • 2019-11-24
  • MUSIC
  • Hozier Shares New Music Video for “Jackboot Jump”

  • Irish singer-songwriter Hozier has shared a new song “Jackboot Jump” along with a live performance video directed by Sydney Gawlik.
    The track is inspired by George Orwell’s “1984” and the traditional song “Tear the Fascists Down” by Woody Guthrie.
    Also, the song will appear on his upcoming third studio album, which is expected to be released in 2020. “I’m excited to share this new track ‘Jackboot Jump,’ which is the first piece of new music coming early next year,” Hozier said. “This song was written and recorded live on the road, so it seems fitting to share it now while the tour wraps up. Thank you for letting me share it with you at these shows if you caught it. Much love!”
  • He first perfomed the song at L.A.’s Greek Theatre on October 25th. He introduced the song with the following, “I do have some reservations about the words ‘protest song’ and ‘protest music’. But if you’re familiar with an artist called Woody Guthrie, he wrote the evergreen anthem ‘Tear the Fascists Down‘. I was kind of looking into songs in that sort of tradition, that singing out, and I was worried that this is 2019; it’s a very unsubtle way to approach songwriting. [But] it was a funny few weeks, with 70 people shot in Hong Kong and arrests obviously in Moscow; Chile now at the moment also. And I was thinking, forget about subtle art — what is not subtle is this murder of protesters, and what is not subtle is the jack boot coming down in Orwell’s picture of the future: ‘If you want to imagine the future, imagine a jack boot stomping on a human face forever,’ that chilling quote from ‘1984.’ Anyway, I was just thinking, yeah, f— it, it’s not subtle, but let’s do it.”
  • source : Udiscovermusic
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