The highly anticipated new album by renowned singer-songwriter John K. Samson entitled Winter Wheat has arrived! Inspired by the search for connection and community, and our individual and collective struggles with addictions to drugs, screens, and fossil fuels,Winter Wheat is a sprawling, masterful and timely work by a writer at the peak of his powers.
In conjunction with the record’s release, Samson has unveiled a video for the track Postdoc Blues, a moving and powerful song that follows an aging student struggling to maintain faith in the possibility of a better world.
The clip references themes from the Leap Manifesto, a political manifesto issued by a coalition of Canadian authors, activists, artists, and musicians (Neil Young, Arcade Fire, Leonard Cohen and more) not to mention 42,000 citizens and counting. The manifesto calls for a restructuring of the Canadian economy as well as an end to the use of fossil fuels, and advocates for the inherent rights of Indigenous communities.
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