I came of age in a time of civil unrest: Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, an anti-war movement. The music from that era formed the soundtrack of my life. Haunting melodies, biting lyrics–they were songs that stuck.
For the past several years, I’ve been waiting for a new batch of music. The current generation needs fresh songs from fresh voices. Music is a common chronicle of the era, which means the time is right for a new batch of protest music.
I’m still waiting.
While we wait, here are a few examples of what I mean:
- Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
- Blowing in the Wind
- For What It’s Worth
- Eve of Destruction
- We Shall Overcome
- Universal Solider
- Chicago/Change the World
We need new anthems for the new world.