Damon Albarn says music “needs” to be more political

Last November saw Damon Albarn and the rest of The Good, The Bad & The Queen finally release their long-awaited sophomore album, Merrie Land. As the band told Consequence of Sound in a Track By Track breakdown of the excellent record, the LP is chock-full of political references. “Written in the tumultuous wake of Brexit, the album may be the first to offer such a vividly impressionistic accounting of the 2016 referendum’s far-reaching (and increasingly unexpected) fallout at home and abroad,” wrote our own Tyler Clark, who conducted the TBT interview. Now, Albarn is hoping others follow his lead, as NME points out. In an interview with BBC Radio 6’s Gemma Cairney on Sunday, he insisted that it’s now necessary that artists take more political stances in their music, especially when it comes to Brexit, a landmark decision that Albarn considers “so depressing.” (Read: A Punk Playlist for the Dying Days of Donald Trump) “On the surface, it makes sense to me to stay friends with your neighbours – that just seems like basic common sense,” Albarn said early on in a convo about the UK’s choice to pull out of the European Union, which has had plenty of economic and […]

Donald Trump and Kid Rock go golfing

As the nation waits the results of Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Donald Trump bided his time with… Kid Rock. The two hit the links at Trump International in Mar-A-Lago, Florida on Saturday. Kid Rock shared a photo of the pair on social media. Outfitted in American flag pants and a fedora, the veteran rocker wrote as a caption: “What a great man, so down to earth and so fun to be with!! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!!” Another great day on the links! Thank you to POTUS for having me and to EVERYONE at Trump International for being so wonderful. What a great man, so down to earth and so fun to be with!! KEEP AMERICA GREAT!! -Kid Rock pic.twitter.com/cSsswI5PbW — Kid Rock (@KidRock) March 23, 2019 Kid Rock is an avid supporter of conservative politics and flirted with a run for senate in his native Michigan. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed