Listen to the New John Butler Trio Single “Bully”

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The John Butler Trio recently released their latest, stand-alone single “Bully”. The track was recorded back in 2016 and was released as the John Butler Trio work on their new album.

“In the wake of the recent deplorable and gut wrenching event in Charlottesville, Virginia – USA and Australia’s impending bullshit plebiscite on gay marriage, it’s hard to write this without a heavy heart,” Butler explained. “Nevertheless, I want to explain where this song comes from.

“Over the years of campaigning to protect pristine and sacred parts of our globe, I’ve witnessed two archetypes over and over again; The Bully and the Power of community. It’s always been the injustice inflicted by the Bully that’s incited me to stand up, and the strength of community that’s kept my faith in humanity.

“”Bully” is about the abuse of power. It’s about Governments, corporations and organisations who think they have the right to use violence and their powers of state against their own community; telling us how we should live, who we’re allowed to marry, whose lives matter and whose do not, how much racism is tolerable, what industries and private enterprises should be allowed on our land and how contaminated our water is allowed to be.

“It’s about a BULLY mindset that is so greedy for more control, power and dominance that it’s willing to use violence against innocent citizens and in the process, killing the planet and life upon it, just to feed its veracious appetite.

“This song is about good people all over the world, who believe in a fair, just and sustainable future, who are willing to stand together to protect what is most precious to them.”

Listen to “Bully” below:

The John Butler Trio will be supporting Midnight Oil on their The Great Circle tour this November as well as appearing at the SummerSalt Festival in South Australia – full list of dates below:

Saturday 4th November – Hanging Rock, Macedon Ranges, VIC
Saturday 11th November – The Domain, Sydney, NSW
Friday 17th November – The Domain, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 18th November – SummerSalt, Glenelg Beach, Adelaide, SA

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  1. September 15, 2017 at 14:01

    […] – The John Butler Trio released their new single “Bully”. Details here […]


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