Billy Bragg has shared a new lyric video for his poignant Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted which features on his new mini-album Bridges Not Walls released earlier this month on Cooking Vinyl. Who holds the markets to account?
Talking about the album Bragg says “Life comes at you real fast these days. What’s a singer-songwriter to do when events keep challenging the way that we see the world? Before we’ve had a chance to digest one startling development, along comes another to throw us off balance again. I’ve been grubbing up songs for the past 12 months, but without the time to get an album together due to other projects, so in an effort to keep pace with these chaotic times I decided to start dropping tracks as they became ready across the summer culminating in a mini album. As always, they’re my way of trying to make some sense of what’s going on. And there’s been a lot going on.”
Three weeks ago he also wrote a piece for The i Paper discussing political polarisation and how music plays a part in tackling empathy and can help bring about social solidarity. Read it here.
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