Van Morrison To Release Three New Tracks Protesting Against Lockdown Restrictions

Van Morrison announced Friday that he will release three new songs in protest against the U.K. government’s coronavirus lockdown measures.

“Born To Be Free,” “As I Walked Out,” and “No More Lockdown” are songs of protest which question the measures the government has put in place.

Morrison makes it clear in his new songs how unhappy he is with the way the government has taken away personal freedoms.

“I’m not telling people what to do or think, the government is doing a great job of that already. It’s about freedom of choice, I believe people should have the right to think for themselves,” the singer said in a statement.

Live music was banned completely when the lockdown was imposed in March. It has been possible for indoor live music performances to take place with socially distanced audiences since August 1. But very few gigs have taken place in the U.K. and most venues remain shut.

The singer-songwriter, who is campaigning for performance venues to open at full capacity again, feels strongly that lockdown is in danger of killing live music.

Morrison set three different release dates for each track; “Born To Be Free” on September 25, “As I Walked Out” on October 9 and “No More Lockdown” on October 23.

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