Van Morrison To Donate Profits From New Lockdown Protest Songs To Charity
Van Morrison has announced that he will donate the profits from his three upcoming songs he wrote in protest against the U.K. government’s coronavirus lockdown measures.
“Born To Be Free,” “As I Walked Out,” and “No More Lockdown” are songs of protest which question the measures the government has put in place. Morrison makes it clear in his new songs how unhappy he is with the way the government has taken away personal freedoms.
The former Them frontman set three different release dates for each track; “Born To Be Free” on September 25, “As I Walked Out” on October 9 and “No More Lockdown” on October 23.
Proceeds earned from downloads of the new songs will be distributed by the Van Morrison Rhythm and Blues Foundation to musicians who have suffered financial hardship due to the lockdowns.
The Irish singer-songwriter, who is campaigning for performance venues to open at full capacity again, feels strongly that the lockdowns risk killing live music.
The move met with criticism from Northern Ireland’s Health Minister Robin Swann, who said the songs give a dangerous message.
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