6 August 2012 - Short Message

#MusicDownload 'I Wanna Rob A Bank' by Jason Collett from the album 'Reckon' (25 September, Arts & Crafts)

The Canadian songwriter Jason Collett started recording 'Reckon' during the same month that Occupy Wall Street began. The musician says about the new album:

"The consistent thread throughout this record is loss. The love songs are largely emotive reflections of the 'political' songs. All written through the distillation of events since the economic calamity of 2008 and it's insidiously long looming shadow. I've seen first hand the kind of devastation this crisis has wrecked upon much of the world I've toured these last few years. The shut-down-shops and for-closed homes on the suburban fringes as I've made my way to and from cities I've played. This record is a personal reflection of the crisis we've all witnessed and read about every day in the paper. Calling it Reckon is an acknowledgement of loss ... lost jobs, lost homes, loss of faith in our political and financial institutions and in turn, loss of illusion."

Find the tracklisting of the new album and the 'I Wanna Rob A Bank' music video directed by Corey Ogilvie with footage of the director's upcoming social-political documentary 'Occupy The Movie' (release late 2012) which provides scenes from the streets and interviews like the one with Noam Chomsky on jasoncollettmusic.com.

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