I had the honor of collaborating with a very talented India based artist (SlowDrive) on this song. Within the week it was sent to me, the concept became clear; the lyrics would acknowledge the roller coaster ride of 2020, but ultimately about moving forward with hope in 2021. "Next Year" encapsulates the raw emotion that has been 2020; fear, confusion, anger, and doubt.
Though we look toward the future with hope, there is struggle in the present. CREDITS: Joe August-bass, songwriter, vocals
Recorded at London Bridge Studio, Seattle WA.
LYRICS: Where do I begin? It seems that life changed in an instant it’s caving in, swept across the entire nation Can you feel it? A change is in the air Do you see it? Injustice everywhere Break the status quo
It’s the end of a cruel generation Maybe it’s time we had a great revelation
Wave goodbye 2020, makes me wonder if we’re always gonna live in fear Wave goodbye 2020 and maybe we’ll try again maybe we’ll try again next year
Can you see it? They shut the city down Can you feel it? History is now Can’t stay quiet, beautifully defiant What’s coming next? A tightness in my chest I feel a weight on my shoulders, I’m getting older