American rock band Bon Jovi has released a new song dedicated to the deceased African-American George Floyd and anti-racist protests in the United States, according to Rolling Stone.
The track called “American Reckoning” is a reaction of musicians to events taking place in the States, explained the band’s leader Jon Bon Jovi.
“As a witness to history, I was driven by the writing of” American Reckoning.” I believe that the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to use your voice to speak about issues that concern us,” said Jon Bon Jovi.
The lyrics describe the last moments of George Floyd’s life, as well as his phrase “I can’t breathe,” which became a symbol of anti-racist protests in the United States. “American Reckoning” will be included in the band’s new album Bon Jovi 2020, whose release was delayed until the fall due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 1983. Bon Jovi has released 13 Studio albums, six compilations, and two live albums. In 2006, the group was inducted into the UK music hall of fame, and in 2018 into the “rock and roll Hall of fame.”