This isn’t a political publication, but whether we like it or not, we are impacted by choices made in the name of politics. Music alone may not topple questionable policies, but it can offer inspiration, strength, release, and comfort. It can also give opportunity for musicians to add their voices of objection and inspire questions and change.
Today’s Track Of The Day was chosen for this reason. Stray From The Path released “The House Always Wins” on election day 2016, to express frustration about what was going on around them. From the band:
“It was wrong. These two candidates are wrong. A two party program is wrong. We have a circus going on while Native Americans at the Dakota Access Pipeline are victims of terrorism at the hands of the oil companies that purchase this election. Not a word about it from anybody. No help.
This band has always been an outlet for our frustrations with this planet, and we couldn’t wait for our next full length to get this one out. There are people who feel the same way as us, and I hope this song can open some minds up about the people they look to as leaders…ask themselves…do they actually give a shit about my life? Or would they sell me out in a second to further their agenda. The answers are not always pretty, and sometimes hard to accept…but in the end of the day, The House Always Wins.”
Stray From The Path have new music coming in 2017 on Sumerian. Check out “The House Always Wins” video and song below.
“You wanna keep em’ silent
but the people wanna riot”