1984

1984 is a George Orwell classic. Written in 1949 it writes about a superstate in a perpetual war, government surveillance and public manipulation. One of the many persecuted crimes is individualism and independent thinking -- aka 'thoughtcrime' and enforced by the Thought Police.

Fast-track to 2017, we have the internet and bless, Facebook. Once considered a channel for freedom of speech and sharing holiday snaps with loved-ones, has quickly revealed as a media not interested in the good of others, but interested solely in power. Personal opinion is managed and AI marks each post by 'relevance scores' and dishes up to only those likely to engage, if not banned for not conforming. 

Friends are whomever you want the to be, but seldom friends. Lives are augmented, independent thinking is discouraged, news stories are forgeries and falsifications. Cat videos and memes reign supreme. To blend in, do not look up from your phone.

Released 9 May 2017

LYRICS

I'm the millions sharing silence on the bus
No human contact, no need for fuss

Send a request to be my friend, I know we've never met
The real world scares me, I'm not ready for it yet

Facebook friends I'm up tonight,
I'm on show, gimme a like
My esteem grows on a share, gimme a love
Show that you care

I'm the blank face that you never look at twice
An ice cold aura, a silence vice

Send a request to be my friend, I know we've never met
The real world scares me, I'm not ready for it yet

Facebook friends I'm up tonight,
I'm on show, gimme a like
My esteem grows on a share, gimme a love
Show that you care

Yeah I know I could switch off my phone
But I bore myself when I'm alone

Facebook friends I'm up tonight,
I'm on show, gimme a like
My esteem grows on a share, gimme a love
Gimme a love, gimme a love, gimme a love, gimme a love

I'm the millions sharing silence on the bus
No human contact, no need for fuss

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1984 is available as a single or on the SILENCE album.

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