Wednesday, June 15, 2011

THE ROCK SONG OF THE DAY IS: STARSAILOR - IN THE CROSSFIRE

"In The Crossfire", by Starsailor
"In the Crossfire" is a rock song written taken from the album On The Outside by britpop band Starsailor, which talks about the suffering of people who have lived the Iraq war. The song says "I hear them screaming on the radio, it's getting louder in the crossfire, trying to find some hope from the ashes of their broken homes".

This is the first political song of the band which denounced the alliance of Prime Minister Tony Blair with president George W. Bush (I don't see myself when I look at the flag) during the war on Iraq. It peaked at number 22 on the UK Singles Chart.

"In the Crossfire" shows a more mature and heavier-sounding Starsailor, unique from what they have done before. Noticeably, it shows a marked distance between the sound of other britpop groups like Coldplay.

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