What do you do when you are about 7,600 kilometers from your homeland that is being ravaged by war?
How do you answer the questions that your toddler will soon ask, as they see the images from the media?
Maybe a bigger concern, is how do we keep our children’s innocence and love protected by the media’s divisive and political agenda?
As a parent, when the time is right, Mikey will have that conversation with their daughter, but because of an anime show, “she’s already in full understanding of the good vs. evil concept.”
As a musician, Mikey uses the power of the protest song to share how he feels.
Mikey Manville released Hot Evil, a protest song released on the 3 month anniversary of the start of the invasion.
The song speaks of a “clear vision” which Mikey explains is:
“Never underestimate those who have gained and reigned power through the guise of autocratic rule, leading to the present danger of dictatorship. It’s been the default condition of humanity. Calculated and ruthless, the invasion is a ‘clear vision’ to accomplish authoritarian goals by hook or by crook.”
Hot Evil’s vibe reaches back to the 70s, when The Beatles started to infuse their views on the state of the world into their lyrics, as their sound evolved. Whereas John and Yoko asked the world to Give Peace a Chance from their bed, Mikey is pointing to the evil that has taken it away.
Buy the song off Bandcamp and 100% of the proceeds will go to a Ukrainian Charity: Hot Evil BandcampShare this :