Bon Jovi’s new song ‘American Reckoning’ hears band reflect on George Floyd’s death

Bon Jovi’s new song ‘American Reckoning’ hears band reflect
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Bon Jovi have
shared a new song called ‘American Reckoning’ that hears them
reflect on the recent
death of George Floyd
.

Also discussing the protests that followed Floyd’s death and
this moment in US history, Jon Bon Jovi said he was “moved to
write ‘American Reckoning’ as a witness to history.”

“I believe the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to
use their voice to speak to issues that move us,” he added in a
statement.

Floyd, anAfrican American man, was killed in Minneapolis,
Minnesota in May after a white police officer knelt on his neck for
almost nine minutes as he laid on the ground during an arrest.

One moment in the song hears Bon Jovi sing: “God damn those
eight long minutes/ Laying face down in cuff on the ground/
Bystanders pleaded for mercy/ As one cop shoved a kid in the crowd/
When did a judge and jury/ Become a badge and a knee on these
streets?â€

Listen to ‘American Reckoning’ below:

The song’s net proceeds will support the Bryan Stevenson’s
Equal Justice Initiative through December 31, 2020.

Although ‘American Reckoning’ was recorded after the band
finished their postponed new album
‘Bon Jovi 2020’
, which was rescheduled from May 15 to the
end of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will
now feature on the final retail version.

‘Bon Jovi 2020’, the follow-up to 2016’s ‘This House Is
Not for Sale’, will feature “a compelling breadth and depth of
songwriting from Jon Bon Jovi where he tackles current tough topics
such as gun control, veterans’ issues, politics, the meaning of
family, and much more,†according to a press release.

Bon Jovi added that “it encompasses life, love, and
loss.â€

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Bon Jovi have
shared a new song called ‘American Reckoning’ that hears them
reflect on the recent
death of George Floyd.
Read more:
How to support Black Lives Matter and anti-racist organisations if
you can’t protest
Also discussing the protests that followed Floyd’s death and
this moment in US history, Jon Bon Jovi said he was “moved to
write ‘American Reckoning’ as a witness to history.”
“I believe the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to
use their voice to speak to issues that move us,” he added in a
statement.
Floyd, anAfrican American man, was killed in Minneapolis,
Minnesota in May after a white police officer knelt on his neck for
almost nine minutes as he laid on the ground during an arrest.
One moment in the song hears Bon Jovi sing: “God damn those
eight long minutes/ Laying face down in cuff on the ground/
Bystanders pleaded for mercy/ As one cop shoved a kid in the crowd/
When did a judge and jury/ Become a badge and a knee on these
streets?â€
Listen to ‘American Reckoning’ below:

The song’s net proceeds will support the Bryan Stevenson’s
Equal Justice Initiative through December 31, 2020.
Although ‘American Reckoning’ was recorded after the band
finished their postponed new album
‘Bon Jovi 2020’, which was rescheduled from May 15 to the
end of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic, it will
now feature on the final retail version.
‘Bon Jovi 2020’, the follow-up to 2016’s ‘This House Is
Not for Sale’, will feature “a compelling breadth and depth of
songwriting from Jon Bon Jovi where he tackles current tough topics
such as gun control, veterans’ issues, politics, the meaning of
family, and much more,†according to a press release.

Bon Jovi added that “it encompasses life, love, and
loss.â€
The post
Bon Jovi’s new song ‘American Reckoning’ hears band reflect
on George Floyd’s death appeared first on NME Music News, Reviews, Videos, Galleries,
Tickets and Blogs | NME.COM.

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