Many misunderstood political songs have been taken to be calls to rebellion or patriotic chest-beaters – a far cry from the artists’ original intentions.
A song doesn’t have to have a message in order to change society. Race relations, gender equality and identity politics have all been shaped by music.
The 6-song release includes hits and fan favorites from the last several years and celebrates the spirit of the pop singer-songwriter empowering her fans to get out the vote.
Sex Pistols’ incendiary debut album, ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’, has lost none of its fury, nor its ability to inspire.
Were the censors right? These banned songs caused controversy at the time, but they ultimately beat the authorities, earning their place in music history.
Hip-hop has always been politically charged, but with racial and social divisions becoming ever more fractured, conscious hip-hop is making a return.
Penning songs such as ‘Gimme Some Truth’, John Lennon radicalised his music and became one of the most politically engaged musicians in history.
Unafraid to tackle the big subjects, artists like Curtis Mayfield and Kendrick Lamar are as brave in their music as they are in their politics.