The announcement that Eric Clapton and Van Morrison have teamed up on a track important of Covid-19 lockdowns has the legendary musicians going through a barrage of criticism on social media — earlier than anybody has even heard the tune.
The one, titled ‘Stand and Ship,’ was written by Morrison and carried out by Clapton and shall be launched on December 4. Proceeds from the track will assist Morrison’s Lockdown Monetary Hardship Fund, which supplies help to musicians struggling financially as a result of lockdown measures stopping many stay music performances.
Morrison’s involvement ought to come as no shock, as he launched three songs important of UK lockdowns in September and October. Clapton’s involvement although has many pro-lockdown critics slamming him for his seeming political stance.
“There are a lot of of us who assist Van and his endeavors to avoid wasting stay music; he’s an inspiration,” Clapton advised Selection about his involvement. “We should arise and be counted as a result of we have to discover a method out of this mess. The choice just isn’t price serious about. Reside music would possibly by no means get well.”
He known as lack of stay music occasions due to lockdowns “deeply upsetting.”
Regardless of the track not being launched but, critics have already focused Clapton with each private and political assaults.
“In fact Eric Clapton wrote an anti-lockdown track. He’s a white supremacist,” movie critic Alan Zilberman tweeted, in a reference to racist feedback the music legend had made a long time in the past. He has since apologised for them and stated they made him “ashamed.”
“Eric Clapton has been, and nonetheless is British Nationalist trash,” musician Kristopher Goad wrote.
“And now they’re useless to me,” writer Kimberley Johnson tweeted.
Clapton: “Reside music would possibly by no means get well.”Not-crazy individuals: “Actual persons are actually by no means recovering from the plague. Nobody desires to die on your tunes.” https://t.co/j9uvmKGJe8
— Wes Platt (@WesPlattTweets) November 27, 2020
I knew Van Morrison was a jerk, however Clapton? I suppose I should not be stunned. It can break my dad’s coronary heart tho. My dad grows extra progressive w/age (like his dad). I suppose I did good getting him Springsteen’s books as an alternative of Clapton stuff. https://t.co/hfDosEugUX
— Jenni Breier (@JenniferLBreier) November 27, 2020
Social media customers extra important of lockdown measures have countered with reward for Clapton and Morrison’s efforts although.
“Simply realized that along with his new single with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison has launched three different anti-lockdown tracks this 12 months. Van the Man!” podcaster Michael Knowles tweeted.
Simply realized that along with his new single with Eric Clapton, Van Morrison has launched three different anti-lockdown tracks this 12 months. Van the Man!https://t.co/2numTAPaZz
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) November 27, 2020
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