Van Morrison and Eric Clapton announce anti-lockdown song


Van Morrison a ad the release of another anti-lockdown song. A collaboration with Eric Clapton, “Stand and Deliver” arrives on December 4th and will support Morrison’s Save Live Music campaign. The track was written by Morrison and performed by Clapton.Morrison’s “Stand and Deliver” follows three previously released songs he wrote against the global lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19. With “Born to Be Free”, “As I Walked Out” and “No More Lockdown”, Morrison accused the British government of “taking our freedom”.

His trio of songs drew criticism, especially from Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann, who called the songs “dangerous”. “I don’t know where he got his facts from. I know where the emotions are about this, “Swann told the BBC,” but I will say this type of message is dangerous. ” As Rolling stone reported, Morrison has for decades voiced his grievances through song, but “this time, Morrison’s preferred method of ventilation could hurt others as well.”

Through Variety, the proceeds from “Stand and Deliver” will benefit the Morrison Financial Block Fund, which supports musicians who suffered financial hardship during the global pandemic.

“Many of us support Van and his efforts to save live music; he’s an inspiration, ”Clapton said in a statement via Variety. “We have to stand up and be counted because we have to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music might never recover. ”

“Eric’s recording is fantastic and will clearly resonate with those who share our frustrations”, Morrison said in a statement via Save Live Music.


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