"American Reckoning" — Bon Jovi
Starting off our list this week is Bon Jovi's newest single, "American Reckoning."
Unlike their previous work, this latest track offers a unique perspective on the death of George Floyd. Bon Jovi himself says, as an artist, he wrote this song because he serves as a witness to this moment in American history. Proceeds to the song will go to Bryan Stevenson's Equal Justice Initiative.
Layered with slow-tuned guitars and a basic drum beat, "American Reckoning" is a blend of old country, rock, and blues. Its composition is simple, instead offering a clean landscape for the lyrics to shine. The vocals are sung with an emotion resembling sadness at times, hope at other times.
If you're a fan of Bon Jovi, give their newest track a listen below!