Dark Arts

February 29, 2020
John Holden

I wanted to write a song with more of a ‘rock’ feel and a harder edge. The working title was, ‘The Art of Deception’ and that idea quickly took shape in the form of a commentary on the world of politics, social media, the press, the class system, faceless corporations and how these all interconnect. Who can you trust in a world of hidden agendas and sound bites? What information can we believe when attempts to manipulate our opinions through ‘fake news’ and political spin are used so widely?

The lyrics reference the conjurer’s trick that uses distraction and deceit in an attempt to fool us.

What is the truth? Who is really pulling the strings? Welcome to the ‘Dark Arts’!

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