Slavery

02:59
performed by Achim G
01/01/2013
written by Achim G

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About the song

Soulful performed vocals with sparkling fresh spontaneity, a self-produced authentic musician craftsmanship by multi-instrumentalist "Achim G" who catapults his soul missile "Slavery" in the Heavy-Rock-Soul heaven of the 21 century. God Have Mercy!

"Slavery" is a 2:59 minutes call for freedom and justice in form of a musical soul bomb. Achim G seamlessly ties together musical genres like Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, R&B and Soul. Striking lyrics with catchy hooks, a recognizable voice, soulful melodies, energized by pushing drum grooves coupled with a solid music composition that forms a very modern produced piece of critical Zeitgeist, this is the puristic success formula of the released single "Slavery", the most perfect expression of an artist's hope, anger, and concern ever self-recorded by Achim G. Carefully laid out orchestration with tasteful arranged strings themes and cut up hot brass arrangements, in good tradition of film- and television composers like William Bill Conti and Laurie Johnson. Merciless rhythms and pumping drumbeats full of Achim G character accompanied by his modern crispy-saturated drum-loops drive his song "Slavery" along the road to a future Heavy-Soul paradise, inspired by the "The Motown Sound" godfather of groove Bernhard "Pretty" Purdie, who would certainly be proud of his enthusiastic follower. From a deep but yet powerful Barry White influenced vocal approach, via rejuvenated soft and sweet whispered MJ and The Jackson 5 tones, cheered up to high screaming Prince kindled falsetto, gorgeously invigorated embedded within rock-solid multi-layer backing vocals carpets, honoring artists like Queen or The Bee Gees, intimate with a painfully soulful Marvin Gaye impacted attitude in mind presented; God Have Mercy! 

The two goals of the song are to entertain people and to make them think. Achim G is against all forms of Slavery. As todays Slavery is mainly caused by our consumption, we aim to sensibilize people. But a song won't change people. You can take a horse to water, but you can't make it drink, that's the obvious boundary. Change is something that people have to achieve on their own. The “blood red hands” on the single-cover artwork symbolizes the core message of the song. Imagine to wake up in your bed thinking about the harm that our modern lifestyle nowadays causes. As we go outside for a walk, we eventually recognize that almost everything people use or wear is based on Slavery. In this shocking situation we feel like diving under water, as if time stand still, being floated by silence, and in brutal self-awareness we understand the root cause of Slavery. We can't believe this glaring injustice and might truly ask ourselves whether we are really the only one who realize this perverting scenario. Then we realize that we actually behave the same as other consumers and therefore feel ashamed. We want to change our approach and confess to the abolition of Slavery. Suddenly the song is finished and everything seemed just to be a bad dream. But in the end, we “the audience” are probably not sure whether it was a dream or not. We are left in uncertainty, but within the awareness of a worldwide accepted injustice that our daily decadence causes Slavery.

 

Lyrics

Lyrics

SLAVERY (Lyrics and Music by Achim G.)

Everybody shares the same obsession 

a wealthy life in luxury

People craving for the latest fashion

they'd even die for Jewelry 

Everyday I got the same impression 

there's a lack of honesty 

Honestly, people follow any wrong direction 

and this is the cause of SLAVERY

SLAVERY We abolish SLAVERY

SLAVERY We want no more SLAVERY, no no no no 

SLAVERY We must stop with the SLAVERY right now, help me singin'

NO MORE SLAVERY

Everybody gonna learn one lesson 

that our life is not for free 

Every moment of lust 'n' temptation 

a human dies in poverty

If you wanna change the situation 

Open up your heart 'n' soul 

Open up your eyes 

there's so much to do for compensation 

all in the name of SLAVERY

SLAVERY We abolish SLAVERY

SLAVERY We want no more SLAVERY, no no no no 

SLAVERY We must stop with the SLAVERY right now

Why don't you do it? Why don't you want it? 

NO MORE SLAVERY Abolition of SLAVERY! 

SLAVERY We abolish SLAVERY

SLAVERY We must shake off SLAVERY 

SLAVERY (they won't stop!) but who am I to blame? 

SLAVERY since I became insane 

SLAVERY but isn't it a shame?

SLAVERY that no one else complaints

SLAVERY, WE DON´T WANT SLAVERY

It is said to be true that our consumption is the key 

Sorry, don't have a clue how to teach people modesty

SLAVERY, WE DON´T WANT SLAVERY

We could change the world to share our love in liberty

WE DON´T WANT SLAVERY 

You know, they are depending on you. 

WE DON´T WANT SLAVERY 

We are solely counting on you. 

C'mon singin!

NO MORE SLAVERY!

(All instruments performed and recorded by Achim G., all rights reserved by Achim G.)

 


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