Philadelphia, PA Aug. 2019: Steve Scott’s new video and single We Know They Lied, release date Labor Day 2019, brings political activism back to Roots Music.
We Know They Lied is a song of dissent, the song and video both tackle the abuse and devastation wrought by a corporate-duopoly disguised as political parties in the U.S. – false-wars driven by avarice and greed; a routed middle-class; and, a corrupted system of justice and inequality that is fostered by the elite: A punitive-system which is punishingly racist and regressive for nothing more than profit and control!
Steve calls it “music with a conscience!” And he asks, “What the hell happened?” Quoting the famed Marxist-Economist, Dr. Richard Wolff, he says, “In the ‘50s and ‘60s Folk, Country, Blues and Pop Music [i.e., American-Roots-Music] were the literature of opposition…the voice of the left!” Wolff goes on to say, “why not today!”
Steve believes that artists must be a voice of dissent and contribute to the resistance, “We can and must #StopTheAbuse of the American people by the forces of greed.” And, he continues, “greed ain’t good…greed sucks! The fight for equality begins at home….”
We Know They Lied: Music recorded at Rowanstown Studio Maynooth, Ireland and Tempermill Studio Detroit, Michigan. Produced by Steve Scott. Engineered by David Feeny and Tizi Scott. Mixed by multi Grammy Award winner Carl Glanville (of U2 fame) NYC. Mastered by renowned audio-engineer Marcel James Culver City, CA. Written and arranged by Steve Scott. Copyright 2019. Video filmed, directed and edited by Tizi Scott.
All rights reserved: Bonavita Publishing Inc. Release date: Labor Day 2019.
You can find out more about Steve Scott and his new single and upcoming EP No Love for the Common Man at: www.stevescottrootsmusic.com