Friday, June 13, 2014

The Homeless Gospel Choir - Black Friday

Indie folk-punk act The Homeless Gospel Choir rails against consumer greed in a new video for the song “Black Friday,” The track is featured on the upcoming album, I Used To Be So Young, that’s due for release on July 15th via A-F Records. 

Singer-songwriter Derek Zanetti, and sole member of The Homeless Gospel Choir, is known best for his honest lyrics that speak out against greed, privilege and complacency. With “Black Friday,” Zanetti takes aim at grotesque consumerism and the tragedies that befall in its wake.

"On Thanksgiving Weekend this year I was watching the news and there was a whole string of Holiday sales ads about the door busting savings, and early bird specials, and all the bells and whistles that come along with it,” explains Zanetti. “In between a constant bombardment of commercials, a news flash scrolled across the screen that said "Woman was trampled to death in a department store. Stay tuned to get the full scoop." And without missing a beat, the network went right back to holiday commercials, advertisements, and whatever bullshit they were being paid to advertise. I was so utterly disgusted by what I had seen, I grabbed my notepad and pen and wrote what would become “Black Friday.” I hope this video disturbs you as much as it disturbs me.”

Zanetti will take The Homeless Gospel Choir on tour this summer with Listener and ‘68 in support of I Used To Be So Young
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