It’s protected to say that rock legend Eric Clapton’s upcoming tour by way of the South gained’t embrace any “Hit Me With Your Best Shot” Pat Benatar covers. Clapton, 76, has simply launched a brand new monitor and music video entitled “This Has Gotta Stop,” a not-so-subtle jab directed at these pushing for vaccines and lockdowns.
— Eric Clapton (@EricClapton) August 27, 2021
The 18-time Grammy Award winner wastes little time sharing his ideas in his newest single: “This has gotta stop/ Enough is enough/ I can’t take this BS any longer.”
If that opening verse doesn’t ship a powerful sufficient message, the second verse leaves little doubt as to the place Clapton stands: “It’s gone far enough/ If you wanna claim my soul/ You’ll have to come and break down this door.”
This isn’t the primary time Clapton’s been vocal about COVD-19 vaccinations and authorities mandated lockdowns, it’s simply the most recent. At the peak of final yr’s pandemic, Clapton and Van Morrison collaborated on the track “Stand and Deliver,” an anti-lockdown monitor directed on the U.Ok. authorities. Earlier this summer time, Clapton stated that he wouldn’t carry out at any live performance venues requiring proof of vaccination for attendees.
A 32-second clip of “This Has Gotta Stop” posted to Clapton’s Twitter account has been considered near 2 million occasions in just below three days.
Fans of the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer could have their first likelihood to listen to Clapton’s anti-vax track in mid-September, when he performs three Texas-based exhibits. Don’t be stunned if he treats the group to an up to date model of one in every of his greatest hits: Liberal Tears In Heaven.