Land of Hope and Fury is a new project from Union Music Store (Store and Label) that was started in response to the recent general election result which left many people surprised, dis-heartened and angry. There’s no denying the power that music and song can bring in uniting people together. I’ve a feeling (and hope) this is just the tip of the iceberg.
On the Union Music Store website Jamie Freeman wrote:
Exactly one month after waking up to the most shocking election results in recent memory, we were sitting looking at 16 songs contributed by artists from across the country to make their voices heard in the wake of that election.
We’d emailed a bunch of artists asking them if they felt the same sense of shock that we did, and if so, did they want to do something about it? The ‘yes’ emails came flooding in! Soon we had too many people wanting to take part and the line-up was including some of the brightest names in roots music.
The day after Mark Chadwick of the Levellers recorded a re-written version of ‘No Change’ for the album Lucy Ward recorded a special composition of ‘Bigger than That‘ which you can watch the new video for below:
The track listing for the album is below:
Land of Hope & Fury Tracklisting
Luke Jackson – Forgotten Voices
Mark Chadwick – No Change
Emily Barker – Doing the Best I Can
Moulettes – Lullaby
Lucy Ward – Bigger Than That
The Jamie Freeman Agreement – Homes For Heroes
The Self Help Group – Funeral Drum
Dreaming Spires – Follow The Money
The Mountain Firework Company – Filthy Lucre
Phil Jones – New Homes
O’Hooley & Tidow – The Hum
Will Varley – The Sound Of The Markets Crashing
Chris T-T – A-Z
Plumhall – Never Forget My Name
Grace Petrie – If There’s a Fire in Your Heart
Danni Nicholls – A Little Redemption
All profits from the album are going towards 38 Degrees, an organisation started to help bring about change and which takes its name from the angle at which snowflakes come together to form an avalanche making their tagline so poignant: together we’re unstoppable.
Land of Hope and Fury is released on 10th July 2015
Pre-order it here