Though I’ve never been billed as a political songwriter, it’s difficult not to be political in these volatile times. The musical I’m currently working on is all about power struggles (both political and generational) and recent events have provided no small amount of inspiration.
This track is about manipulating and fostering public fear and hatred to serve one’s own seedy political ambitions. It is directly inspired by the Leave campaign in the run up to the recent EU referendum. Needless to say this song is sung by the villain.