Rock band Bon Jovi has a new song dedicated to George Floyd
American rock band Bon Jovi dedicated the new song "American Reckoning" memory of the African-American George Floyd and anti-racist protests that swept the U.S., reports Rolling Stone.
According to the leader of the group Jon Bon Jovi's new song "American Reckoning" is the reaction of musicians to the death of Floyd and the ensuing protests against racism.
"As the witness of history I was writing "American Reckoning". I believe that the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to use your voice to talk about issues of concern to us," said Jon Bon Jovi.
The lyrics of "American Reckoning" is illustrated in the last minutes of the life of George Floyd and leads the African American phrase "I can't breathe," became a symbol of anti-racist protests in the US. The song "American Reckoning" will be included in the new album Bon Jovi 2020, whose output was postponed to the autumn due to pandemic coronavirus.
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from new Jersey, established in 1983. Bon Jovi has released 13 Studio albums, six compilations, and two live albums. In 2006 the group was inducted into the Hall of fame music UK, and in 2018 in the "Hall of fame rock-n-roll".
From the end of may in many major U.S. cities, and then in a number of countries in the world, a wave of protests and riots against police violence and racism after the death in Minneapolis during the arrest by police of an African-American George Floyd. In the Internet appeared the video, which police put the handcuffs Floyd, knocked him down and piled on top of him, the three of us, and one of them stepped on his knee on the neck. Floyd on video several times says that he can not breathe, then fades. One police officer was charged with murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.