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JOHN WILLIAMSON RELEASES TWO NEW TRACKS TACKLING SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES HEAD ON

Aussie icon John Williamson has always been passionate about social and environmental issues within Australia, from his anti-logging anthem "Rip Rip Woodchip", to singing about marriage equality with Beccy Cole on "It’s All About Love", these songs have always populated Williamson’s musical landscape.

Responsible for creating some of Australia’s most iconic unofficial anthems of the country, such as "True Blue", "Mallee Boy" and "Raining On The Rock", John is ingrained in the Australian psyche, continually giving a voice to the Aussie battler, while shining a light on issues affecting the Australian community. On October 20, Williamson will take up the call to arms again, releasing two brand new singles that tackle two very timely social and environmental issues within Australia.

"Pigs On The River" is a track that Williamson was inspired to write after watching a story on Four Corners about irrigators in the Murray-Darling River System. "Love Is The Word" finds John railing against the lack of love in the world, expressing his feelings towards marriage equality and the ongoing debate about it.

John had this to say about his two latest singles: “Any irrigators along the Murray-Darling River System who are using water that they are not entitled to should be brought to justice. They are thieves and should be ashamed of themselves. I have recorded a song called Pigs On The River in protest. I hope it encourages true blue Australians to stand up to these bullies. The perpetrators give other irrigators a bad name, and cause people down the river to suffer.

I am also releasing a new song called Love Is The Word. I feel very sad for my grandkids while there is a lack of love for the earth in the world. Hate and extreme nationalism are on the increase.

 

 

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