John Butler’s got something to say and he’s ready to stand up and fight against prejudice with his new single ‘Bully’.
According to his publicists, the John Butler Trio is currently in the process of creating their next long player, which is due early in the new year.
But due to recent events, John and the boys have decided to release ‘Bully’ as a stand alone single.
“In the wake of the recent deplorable and gut wrenching event in Charlottesville and Australia’s impending bullshit plebiscite on gay marriage, it’s hard to write this without a heavy heart,” John explains.
“Over the years of campaigning to protect pristine and sacred parts of our globe, I’ve witnessed two archetypes over and over again; The bully and the power of community. It’s always been the injustice inflicted by the bully that’s incited me to stand up, and the strength of community that’s kept my faith in humanity.
“‘Bully’ is about the abuse of power. It’s about Governments, corporations and organisations who think they have the right to use violence and their powers of state against their own community; telling us how we should live, who we’re allowed to marry, whose lives matter and whose do not, how much racism is tolerable, what industries and private enterprises should be allowed on our land and how contaminated our water is allowed to be.
“It’s about a bully mindset that is so greedy for more control, power and dominance that it’s willing to use violence against innocent citizens and in the process, killing the planet and life upon it, just to feed its voracious appetite.
“This song is about good people all over the world, who believe in a fair, just and sustainable future, who are willing to stand together to protect what is most precious to them.”
Take a listen to ‘Bully’ below.