2020 is a year that we will all never forget. Fear and isolation has painted the background for Lockdown, the new album from Sean Taylor, written and recorded during this most turbulent of years. Sean has always found the darkness a dangerously productive spark for creativity and as the world has been turned upside down the songs and lyrics flowed and flowed.
The longest time he has ever been off the road has been tough. Every day he’s woken up early and worked on the album. Lockdown was recorded at home in London with overdubs from producer and long-time collaborator Mark Hallman in Austin, Texas.
Seven out of the ten tracks are political, spoken word pieces. Because we are fighting for our lives, now is the time to take sides. No more scapegoats. We are all complicit in our staged democracy.
More people have died from Coronavirus in the UK than any other country in Europe. The UK and America have been at the forefront of this failure of capitalism. Private companies and corrupt governments have failed miserably leading to thousands of preventable deaths…Herd Immunity.
Belief in capitalism has created this crisis: the endless pursuit of profit has led to a climate emergency. In turn a global mass movement of planetary defenders has been mobilised…The March Is On. The impact of Black Lives Matter, and climate justice campaigns, and Free Palestine movements challenge the establishment, offering hope and resistance…Black Lives Matter and Palestine.
In this time of economic and political unrest, minorities become the common enemy and are used as scapegoats. Chained to our phones, we are overwhelmed with a never-ending firehose of manipulation and hatred…Free To Do.
The celebration of diversity is the most effective challenge to the racism of the far right. The beauty of multiculturalism are the flowers that grow in the gardens of diversity…No Borders.
Lockdown has been a struggle for everyone. Yet for the first time in his life Sean Taylor has had the time to do the things he’s always wanted to, learning classical piano and discovering a new world that is magical and challenging…Fur Elise and Moonlight Sonata.
This album is dedicated to the victims of coronavirus. Wear a mask, socially distance, and look after each other.
Artist’s website: https://www.seantaylorsongs.com/
‘Herd Immunity’ – official video: