Soho - Red Eye

Red Eye

 

This is a song from the group Red Eye, who cover raw social, emotional and political issues, based on the foundation that every song should carry a message. This track tackles the gentrification of the Soho district of London; but it could equally apply to many areas in cities around the world where “good time cleansing” threatens to destroy the vibe and character of an area. It is depicted through the eyes and memories of an ex night worker, wanting to visit Soho one more time before it changes and “dies” forever. Together with some of the damaging social consequences of gentrification to residential areas, there are also potentially irreversible consequences to vibrant inner city areas. As rents go up, music, noise and dance restrictions increase, and rich new residents put pressure on bars and nightclubs to close. As such there is a real danger that many lively, exciting areas which have existed for years are cleansed and gentrified forever.

 

 

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Red Eye

 

Red Eye cover raw social, emotional and political issues based on the foundation that every song should carry a message.

Red Eye is centered on the music and lyrics of Trevor Perfect and features guest vocalists. Trevor plays all the instruments, slowly building up tracks and adding each instrument, layer by layer, until the song is complete.

 

Red Eye aim to address the lack of protest songs that exists today, compared with the rich tapestry of protest songs and singers of the past. To quote Patti Smith, “it is important … to communicate, to wake people up … We all have a voice. We have a responsibility to exercise it, to use it.”

 

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