Bob Vylan Hit Out At Economic Hardship On Latest Single ‘Hunger Games’

Bob Vylan are as politically-charged as ever with their vital new single, ‘Hunger Games’.

Bob Vylan
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The track follows on from the band’s recent success with their raucous ‘He’s A Man’ single, and now they’re back with more incisive social commentary, this time aimed at inept politicians and profit-seekers.

The singles feature on the band’s brand-new forthcoming album, ‘Humble As The Sun’, which arrives April 05.

Have a listen to ‘Hunger Games’ via its memorable video below.

Describing the new track and what it’s about, the band have said in no uncertain terms:

“‘Hunger Games’ is like a rallying cry for everybody that’s sick of suffering due this economic crisis that we’re living with. 

“Cost of living crisis” makes it sound neat and tidy but it’s a direct result of years of austerity, politicians that prioritise their selfish desires before the good of the country and a capitalist system that is allowing landlords, and big companies to operate unchecked. 

“It talks about the economic hardships many of us are facing but it doesn’t just leave it there. It offers hope and inspiration. It attempts to remind people of the power and worth that we possess despite our financial earnings.”

The band will also be performing live across the UK at select Rough Trade shops and venues, including Nottingham, Bristol and London.

All of them are now sold out but just announced today is one at the brilliant Banquet in Kingston (at The Fighting Cocks) on album release day, April 5th – tickets for which you can purchase through here.

And check out the full ‘Humble As The Sun’ track-listing and album artwork below.

Bob Vylan Humble As The Sun

1. Humble As The Sun

2. Reign

3. GYAG (Get Yourself A Gun)

4. Dream Big

5. Hunger Games

6. Right Here

7. Makes Me Violent

8. He’s A Man

9. Ring The Alarm

10. Still Here

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