Legendary musicians are facing criticism on social media for announcing that Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have teamed up with a song critical of the Kovid-19 lockdowns – before anyone hears the tune.
The single, ‘Stand and Deliver’, was written by Morrison and performed by Clapton and will be released on December 4. Proceeds from the song will support Morrison’s Lockdown Financial Hardship Fund, which aims to help musicians struggling financially with lockdown actions. Many live musical performances.
Morrison’s involvement came as no surprise as she released three songs criticizing UK lockdowns in September and October. Despite Clapton’s involvement, pro-lockdown critics blamed him for his political stance.
“There are many of us who support Vaughn and his efforts to save live music; he is an inspiration,” Clapton told Variety about his involvement. “We have to stand up and be counted on because we have to find a way out of this mess. The alternative is not worth thinking about. Live music can never recover.”
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He said the lockdown was due to a lack of live music events “Deeply upset.”
Although the song has not yet been released, critics have already targeted Clapton with personal and political attacks.
“But Eric Clapton wrote the anti-lockdown song. He is a white supremacist, ”he said. Film critic Alan Zilberman Tweeted, As a reference to the racist remarks made by the music legend decades ago. Since then he has apologized for them and said they did him “Shame.”
“Eric Clapton is, and yet the British Nationalist is the worst,” Musician Christopher Godd Wrote.
“Now they’re dead to me,” Author Kimberly Johnson Tweeted.
Clapton: “Live music can never recover.” Non-crazy people: “Real people literally do not recover from the plague. No one wants to die for your tunes. ” https://t.co/j9uvmKGJe8
– Wes Plot (es Wesplot Tweets) November 27, 2020
I know Van Morrison was a jerk, but Clapton? I should not be surprised. It breaks Dad’s heart. Dad grows more progressive w / age (like his father). I think it’s better to get Springsteen books instead of Clapton stuff. https://t.co/hfDosEugUX
– Jenny Breyer (Jennifer El Breyer) November 27, 2020
The lockdown measures have been increasingly criticized by social media users, but Clapton and Morrison have praised the efforts.
“In addition to his new single with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison is reportedly releasing three more anti-lockdown tracks this year. Van the Man!” Podcaster Michael Knowles tweeted.
In addition to his new single with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison is set to release three more anti-lockdown tracks this year. Van the Man!https://t.co/2numTAPaZz
– Michael Knowles (ic Michaelnols) November 27, 2020
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