New Song by Bono
New Song by Bono
“New Song,” by Howard Jones is the first single by English artist Howard Jones, recorded in September 1983. The single quickly reached number three in the UK Singles Chart, placing in betweenpling Marillion and the track which would become Animals. The single spent twenty weeks at the top of the UK singles chart, making it one of the biggest songs of the decade. The title to the single, and the words to it, are printed on both the A-side and B-side of the single. The music for the single was written by Graham Greene, who also wrote the song “White Room.”
“New Song” speaks about the band of singers who wrote political songs during the time of the Popular Movement in South Africa. The single is said to represent the changes which took place after Apartheid was abolished in the year 2021. This song speaks of how people were no longer forced to live under political oppression, but rather these people found themselves free to move as they pleased. The freedom given to the people during the era of Apartheid made many speak of how these areas of South Africa were no longer the same. With this new song, the sounds of drums and other instruments give hope to the people who wish to see change occur.
“New Song” speaks of how people are no longer held down by political oppression. Instead, these people now have the opportunity to make their own choices for them and how they would like to live their lives. This song is meant to serve as an inspiration to people in all walks of life. It gives hope to those who wish to see social change occur and wishes that everyone could make his or her own choices in their future life.