“Eye For An Eye” by Alex Nicol
Montreal singer/songwriter Alex Nicol has shared new single “Eye For An Eye.” The track Described as a protest song that questions the merits of playing one’s part in society when a society is built on structural inequalities, false narratives, and false promises for changes that never come. Beginning with a series of unassuming, open-ended questions, Nicol’s latest single slowly constructs an understated critique of systemic oppression. As Nicol explains:
“In “Eye For An Eye”, I question the point of playing one’s part in a society that is built on systemic oppression and false narratives. I also try to articulate a feeling of exhaustion and frustration I feel at playing along for so long, while major social issues go unaccounted for by those in power. Ultimately, the song emerged out of an undulating subterranean impulse I’ve had for a long time, which can best be described in a question: if a social system is designed to keep people disenfranchised and distracted while those in power benefit, how long before citizens of that society get so fed up they revolt? “
With all songs written and performed by Alex Nicol (vocals, acoustic guitar, mellotron, farfisa), guest musicianship across its five songs was contributed from Simon Trottier (electric guitar, lap steel), Maxime Castellon (bass), and Guillaume Ethier (drums), with a guest vocal on its title-track from Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors / Decisive Pink).
Produced and mixed by Emmanuel Ethier (who also contributed strings and keys) with additional mixing by Mark Lawson, Alex Nicol’s ‘Been A Long Year Vol. 1’ EP will be released on 30th June 2023
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