Protest song writer, Beldon Haigh is back, following up the anti-Trump single ‘Freedom’ with ‘Land of Hope’, a moving track that addresses the world’s refugee crisis, urging people to get up and act for the sake of human lives.
With a powerful political agenda running at the heart of his music, Beldon is a mixes quality song writing skills with contemporary issues that add a potent level of relevance to his songs. He notes that: ‘More artists need to sing about this kind of thing, it is far more important than for example, singing about getting wasted.’
Ideas for Beldon’s songs often come to him in epiphany like moments, for example, the concept for ‘Freedom’ came to him in a dream. Yet with ‘Land of Hope’ it was the shocking images seen on the news that urged Beldon to write his latest song of protest. The photo of a 3 year old Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, lying face down, washed up dead on the beach, was the final nail in the coffin for Beldon, who simply had to put pen to paper in light of this atrocity. It was a highly powerful image, speaking thousands of words, and this is mirrored in ‘Land of Hope’.
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