The liberty message spread through music
How has music been used and how can music potentially be used to influence the public towards ideas of freedom? Songs not only have to be good musically, they can also contain a strong and valid message that will pass the test of time and will keep guiding people towards the right ideas.
Van Morrison is a well-known Northern Irish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been performing for seven decades, in a variety of music genres such as rock, R&B and blues. In 2020, he started using his music to defend freedom against the pandemic restrictions that the UK government has been imposing. Those restrictions have also been harming the music industry as live concerts were whether being cancelled or socially-distanced.
‘Taxman’ is a song that was released in 1966 by well-known English rock band the Beatles. It was written by George Harrison, the group’s lead guitarist and constituted the band’s first political statement through their music.