Bon Jovi Releases New Single “American Reckoning”
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A Compelling Track
Bon Jovi reflects on the recent death of George Floyd and the protests that followed on their new song “American Reckoning.” Written by Jon Bon Jovi, it will be featured on their upcoming album titled Bon Jovi 2020 which is slated for release this fall. They previously dropped the singles “Unbroken” and “Limitless.”
The legendary rocker said in a statement, “I 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.”
100% of the net proceeds from the downloads will support the Bryan Stevenson’s Equal Justice Initiative through December 31, 2020.
The powerful lyrics referenced Floyd’s death – “America’s on fire/There’s protests in the streets/Her conscience has been looted/And her soul is under siege/Another mother’s crying as history repeats/I can’t breathe”. Jon Bon Jovi goes further with a description of how Floyd died – “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?”
Check out the lyric video below and let us know what you think.