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.