GASOLINE LOLLIPOPS to release politically charged protest song “Freedom Don’t Come Easy” on May 17th

Article Contributed by Tuned Management LLC | Published on Wednesday, May 1, 2024

The popular Colorado band, Gasoline Lollipops, is courting controversy and championing social justice with their politically charged new single, "Freedom Don’t Come Easy."

American music has long served as a platform for protest, with iconic songwriters like Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Nina Simone enriching this tradition. Their songs have not only contributed to the canon but, in many instances, have also shifted the social narrative.

"Freedom Don’t Come Easy" is a modern protest anthem penned by Gasoline Lollipops' frontman, Clay Rose. Crafted as a direct response to the January 6th insurrection, the song confronts contemporary social issues while staying true to the American Folk tradition. It boldly addresses systemic racism, unchecked greed, gun violence, and the divisive tactics of both media and certain religious groups, urging an end to the oppression faced by those sidelined in today’s polarized socio-political climate. The song is a forthright call for Americans to uphold common decency and our shared core values.

With this release, Gasoline Lollipops aims to empower the silenced, oppressed, and marginalized communities of this nation, including those who struggle to make ends meet in one of the world's wealthiest countries. Their message is clear: “We stand with you!”

“The freedom we advocate will be for everyone. We’ll champion human rights and triumph without a gun... Here’s to high hopes and valid votes, granting us space to thrive. If you’re kneeling on my brother’s neck, you kneel on all of us.”

More about Gasoline Lollipops:

Gasoline Lollipops weave together elements of American roots music with the raw emotions of their own experiences to create a unique blend of bleeding rock n’ roll. Frontman Clay Rose's upbringing straddled two worlds: an outlaw, truck-driving father in the Colorado mountains, and a songwriting mother on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. Clay's love for open roads and a penchant for trouble form the backbone of the Gas Pops' sound. The rest of the band—Don Ambory, Scott Coulter, ‘Bad’ Brad Morse, and Kevin Matthews—bring their diverse educational backgrounds from music schools in Chicago, Boston, Jacksonville, and Denver, adding a rich variety of influences to the band’s distinctive sound.

Gasoline Lollipops are decorated with accolades, including three-time winners of Colorado Daily’s 'Best Local Band' award, two-time recipients of Denver Westword’s 'Best Country Band' award, and winners of Colorado Sound’s 2022 'Colorado Spirit' and 'Band You’d Drive 105.5 Miles To See' awards. Having toured extensively across the U.S., Belgium, the Netherlands, and Belize, the Gas Pops continue to transcend genres and electrify audiences with their heartfelt performances.

Visit the official band website: Gasoline Lollipops