It has been said that great art is a reflection of society. There ia an Alternative Rock band from The United States called Teacherz. The band is made up of teachers from a low performing High School in a Major City in the U.S. Most of their songs are about teachers and students and education issues. There songs include titles like “Welcome to Our Institution”, “Grades are Due” and “Cafeteria Food”. I am going to tell you about a new song that has just come out (as of 2/21/20) worldwide. The song i am going to tell you about puts a very big mirror up to reflect a very big problem.
The song is called “Sonny Brought A Gun To School”. It is reflecting the problem of school shootings which is a big problem in the United States. The reason it is a big problem is because the US Constitution, the document all government in the US is based on gives Americans the right to carry a gun. Sometimes Adults are the perpetrators of school shootings. many other times, however, children are the perpetrators.
A large powerful association of gun enthusiasts and Gun and ammunition manufacturers are fighting laws that would prevent school shootings. They are doing it with bribes. They are doing it with ads. They are doing it with slogans like Guns don’t kill people, people do.
The entire rock music industry is based on fantasy. Heavy Metal is based on middle age knights and folklore. Goth is based on the fantasy of the living dead. Death Metal is based on a fascination of death. Rarely are Rock songs based on societal problems that consistently headline the news.
The thin line between fantasy and reality is blurred permanently by this little known band with their new single. Sonny Brought A Gun To School, talks about what led up to the shooting, the actual shooting and its aftermath. The song is so true to life that it’s sparking controversy throughout America and even beyond America’s borders.
Sonny Brought A Gun To School by Teacherz will be available for streaming starting on February 21st (US time). If you have Spotify or Apple music or something like that you will be able to listen to it and see if you agree that it is very true to life. That it does put a mirror up to society. That it does give one pause.