Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Your Playlist: The Killers

Check out this new music video from the Killers, directed by Spike Lee. It's for their new song "Land of the Free."

I may play this in class tomorrow. We'll be talking about immigrant detention and I like the lines: "And we got more people locked up than the rest of the world / Right here in red, white and blue (I'm standing, crying) / Incarceration's become big business / It's harvest time out on the avenue."

The Killers' frontman, Brandon Flowers, told one interviewer that the song comes from a place of “enough is enough." “I would start the song, and then I would put it away and say, ‘I’m not the guy to do this’… and then it just piled up... It was just like, ‘I have to get this out.’”

Thank you, Dina Haynes, for the music tip!

-KitJ

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/2019/02/your-playlist-the-killers.html

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