Van Morrison To Release ‘No More Lockdown’ #SaveLiveMusic Protest Songs
Most musicians are proudly sharing COVID mask photos on Instagram and promoting social distancing to their fans. Not Van Morrison.
Instead, Van Morrisson is releasing three new tracks in response to government lockdown restrictions in the UK and globally.
Born To Be Free, As I Walked Out, and No More Lockdown are “songs of protest:” in which Morrison makes it clear how unhappy he is with the way the government has “taken away personal freedoms.”
He is also campaigning for venues to open at full capacity.
Morrison feels strongly that lockdown is “in danger of killing live music” and that without a date for reopening fully in 2020, many venues will shut down forever.
“I’m not telling people what to do or think, the government is doing a great job of that already. It’s about freedom of choice, I believe people should have the right to think for themselves.” – says Morrison.
The three tracks will be available for download and streaming only from selected outlets.
- Born To Be Free is released on Friday September 25
- As I Walked Out is released on Friday October 9
- No More Lockdown is released on Friday October 23
He will debut the new tracks later this month at his upcoming shows in the London Palladium and preview the tracks on the #SaveLiveMusic social media platforms.