Who says there is a shortage of protest music in the music scene these days? Despite the volume of prepackaged, prefab interchangeable singers and "artists" these days, there are plenty of gutsy independent artists with lots to say these days.
Proof positive is the new song penned by New Jersey singer-songwriter Tabitha Elkins- whose output so far has ranged from Hard Bop Jazz to acoustic folk rock- and whose self-penned anti-war song takes on news propaganda and the culture of violence.
Named after the famed board game, the tune compares thoughtless passive viewers to plastic people living in a "Candyland" fantasy world.
Some sample lyrics of the hard-hitting rock tune:
In Candyland, we believe what we're told,
No one needs to be true or bold,
We're content with the lines we're sold,
as long as we can see it on a flat screen TV.
The track, which hits itunes next week, has music fans and youtube viewers talking, not only due to its hard-hitting content, but also due to its political relevance during the recent escalation of world events. It's a brave move for a new artist, but Tabitha, who played all of the instruments on the song herself, stands by her stance, explaining, "People need to start speaking up and thinking for themselves. The culture of violence and war is not the answer."
The music video can be seen here: