With the rise of quote-politicians-unquote like Donald Trump and Theresa May over the past couple of years have led many to believe that we as a world have taken so many steps forward only to take even more steps back. The job of many folk musicians, then, as it has always been in trying times such as these, has been to remind the people of their voice and revitalize them to push their movement for peace, unity, civility, and strength forward in whatever way that they can.
‘Matchstick Man’, by Arizonan psych-folk artist decker., is one such song that acts as a rallying cry for the individual to not lose their individuality, and for the collective not to become an egregious hivemind reflective of so-called leaders but to come together as people, as individuals, to take action against intolerance.
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Words by: Jonathan Frahm