The Homeless Gospel Choir rails against consumer greed in a new video for the song “Black Friday,” which has premiered today at Purevolume.com. The track is featured on the upcoming album, I Used To Be So Young, that’s due for release on July 15th via A-F Records. The album is available now for pre-order at http://bit.ly/UdpD26.
Watch the video for “Black Friday” now, exclusively at Purevolume.com
Singer-songwriter Derek Zanetti, and sole member of The Homeless Gospel Choir, is known best for his honest lyrics the speak out against greed, privilege and complacency. With “Black Friday,” Zanetti takes aim at grotesque consumerism and the tragedies that befall in its wake.
"On Thanksgiving Weekend this year I was watching the news and there was a whole string of Holiday sales adds about the door busting savings, and early bird specials, and all the bells and whistles that come along with it,” explains Zanetti. “In between a constant bombardment of commercials, a news flash scrolled across the screen that said "Woman was trampled to death in a department store. Stay tuned to get the full scoop." And without missing a beat the network went right back to holiday commercials, advertisements, and whatever bullshit they were being paid to advertise. I was so Utterly disgusted by what I had seen, I grabbed my notepad and pen and wrote what would become “Black Friday.” I hope This video disturbs you as much as it disturbs me.”
Zanetti will take The Homeless Gospel Choir on tour this summer with Listener and ‘68 in support of I Used To Be So Young.
The Homeless Gospel Choir Tour Dates (w/Listener, ‘68):
July 2 - Kansas City, MO - Czar Bar
July 3 - St. Louis, MO - Plush
July 4 - Urbana, IL - Audiofeed
July 6 - Chicago, IL - Subterranean
July 8 - Grand Rapids, MI - Take Hold
July 9 - Fort Wayne, IN - Calhoun Street Bar
July 10 - Columbus, OH - Double Happiness
July 11 - Pittsburgh, PA - The Roboto Project
July 13 - Atlantic City, NJ - The Boneyard
July 14 - Annapolis, MD - Annapolis KOFC
July 16 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
July 18 - Atlanta, GA - The Loft
July 19 - Nashville, TN - Rocketown
July 22 - Dallas, TX - The Door
July 23 - Austin, TX - Red 7
July 25 - Springfield, MO - Randy Bacon Gallery