Welcome back to the world of hard rock, Mr Chris Daughtry.
It’s so good to hear you rocking out again, with heavy distorted guitars and one of your best vocal melodies over the last 7 years.
In case you are not aware, Daughtry just dropped “World On Fire” and I’ve racked up some time streaming it.
It’s a perfect example of how we fall in and out with the artists we support. I was all in between 2006 and 2012. Then “Baptized” came out in 2013 and I wasn’t really a fan of it and “Cage To Rattle” in 2018 also proved disappointing to me.
But I stuck around, because the artists we support need to mature and they need to grow and try different sounds.
Then certain events happen.
And it makes them angry.
If you watched George Floyd scream “I can’t breathe” while a Police Officer kept the pressure on his neck and didn’t get angry, then you are part of the problem.
Can you hear the crowd like a thousand sirens?
In the night like thunder striking
The sickness is rising
The angels are crying
That’s the sound of a world on fire
Every single person has a right to live to old age. The fact that brutality still exists in societies which are meant to be “civilised” and “understanding” is frightening, especially when the brutality comes from the people who swore to protect society. Instead of protecting, they are inflaming the situation and causing a revolution.
I saw photos and videos of the protests in Belarus. The Belarus Police are protecting a corrupt dictatorship hiding behind fake/rigged elections and the Police answer the protests for change with tear gas, stun grenades, water canons and batons.
And the same response happened when people protested against police brutality in democratic societies.
That’s the sound of a world on fire.
Put it on and listen.