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Christopher Paul Stelling Delivers Response To Uncertain Times
Monday, November 21st, 2016

Christopher Paul Stelling Delivers Response To Uncertain Times

Tumultuous times inspire passionate art. It’s how our humanity fights back. Singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling has delivered an appropriate response during one of the most divisive and angry years in modern American history. Listen to his electrified new single called “Badguys” via YouTube or Soundcloud.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEmQjsYr5xU

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/antirecords/christopher-paul-stelling-badguys/s-RSajP

“We’re gonna round ‘um up and put‘m in the stew. what you hear is not me, it’s just some horse-shit fantasy that they cooked up now they’re selling it to you." he intones hauntingly before the rousing chorus confirms what we all fear, “the darkness has taken over again. Let us not forget that we are merely children of men - only thing worse than original sin, is the knowledge that the bad guys always, bad guys always win.”

Stelling commented: “At first I wasn't sure where this song came from and honestly, i don't have much of a recollection of writing it but i remember it frightened me. i assume it was written at the beginning of the political circus we've all been living through, and the end of which we thought for a time would bring us some relief. I've always been one to hope for the best and prepare for the worst... and of course to never underestimate the ignorance of the uninformed and easily manipulated masses. I've been traveling non-stop now for two years. I'm writing this from Sardinia. What i've learned from my travels and talks with people all over Europe is that this is about so much more than just America... We've placed ourselves in this position as a global power, and our behaviors and action reach far and wide... We are better than this. We owe it to ourselves and to the rest of the world to set a better example... Everyone now is left with such a feeling of uncertainty. We have to be certain about something though, and that is that history tells us it never works out to just "wait and see". it's time to fight for our souls. there is too much at stake.”

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