21st Century Wire says…
There’s a lot of music out there that is much more meaningful that what you will find in the charts. In this series of posts, we’re bringing it to you.
Hed (P.E.) are a band from Huntington Beach, California, their music has always explored alternative themes but some of their albums are explicitly political in nature. Their 2004 record Only In Amerika is an all out attack on mainstream American culture. Insomnia, their 2007 outing, dove into Tienanman Square, the police state and Atlantis.
In 2009 they released New World Orphans, a masterpiece of politically charged music. This album tackles lying politicians, the destruction of the family, the economic crisis, 9/11 truth and much more. The song, ‘Here and Now’ has lead singer Jahred saying “No more lies, I’m done with the secrets!” He reminds us that “We got the power” and “This is our time and this our day!” The music video was shot in New York City and shows various signs being raised questioning our values.
Watch the full video and listen to the song here:
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