"Will of the People..."
I rarely get too political, but luckily Muse do it for me!
I don’t want to make too many observations about this one, other than to say I think it works better as a “call and response” song, where one part is sung by those who are abusing their charge of a place, regime, party, or organisation, and the other is sung by the general population or organisational member who are subject to the whim of those in leadership.
I loved 1984. I think it was my first real experience with dystopian literature and worlds. I think there’s something in those things that get written, or filmed that we go on to consume that make us believe their fantastical and gold for the world we live in, but if they’re really good then there’s something about them that make us just a little bit afraid of what could be…
Muse used 1984 style vibes and influences in their 2009 album “The Resistance”, and I loved it.
Lent 2023 Playlist
If you'd rather listen and come to your own conclusions about the eclectic mix of songs I'm working through in Lent 2023, here's the Spotify Playlist!