Toronto rock artist Reid Henry recently released “The Blind”, his second single since his debut as a solo artist. Through this anthemic new track, Henry expresses his thoughts on the divisiveness of the political climate that was present throughout 2020. Amidst the turmoil of the Covid-19 pandemic, various political and social issues turned society on its head. While it united countless people in their fight for a better society, it also brought out the ugliness that lies within others.
People on either side of the political spectrum are so set in their perspectives, beliefs and politics, that in defending what they believe, they alienate themselves from those who disagree with them. Rather than attempt to have a civil conversation to try to understand views aside from their own, people try so hard to prove that their way of thinking is superior. Henry points out that regardless of what side they are on, people are blindly fighting for their respective causes, without even really questioning the bigger issues that seek to divide them from each other. This 90s rock styled track, reminiscent of bands like Breaking Benjamin and Three Days Grace, offers a space for those who haven’t been swept up in the divisive culture of politics, to enjoy the music while also reflecting on how people have been torn apart by their differing views.
Listen to the song here!
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Review by: Cristina Herrera