As a humanist and activist, Steve Scott pushes the truth out front for all to see: he points to rotten politics, a corrupt justice system and wealth inequality within today’s America. He himself may not have imagined winning the Detroit’s Music Awards, but it was his turn in 2014, with the album “Those Tears I Cried.” His entire life has been about bringing awareness to social issues, a reality-check if you will. In his new EP “No Love For The Common Man” he speaks of the common folk, the working class. His style is somewhat reminiscent of ’60s protest songs, but he uses contemporary Americana music to bring it home.
His new EP includes six songs, two of which we have to highlight: “We Know They Lied” attacks the political economy with a powerful voice and rhythm, a protest song that has hit potential – with an angry sounding fiddle that cries out for justice. In “Livin’ On Love ” he asks us “in this hard cold world, can anybody live on love?”. Of course not, but must that be the case?
This gem comes with a beautiful shiny fold-out cover with a protest scene on the front page inspired by the painter Michelangelo Merisi de Caravaggio. And around the case a yellow police ribbon with the text “police line do not cross”. The attack on the justice system cannot be clearer!
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