Singer-songwriter Neil Young has shared a 2019 live version of “Southern Man,” which originally came out in 1970, because he believes it’s just as relevant today, but this time it’s not just about the South – it’s about the whole country.
"It’s not just ‘Southern Man’ now. It’s everywhere across the USA. It’s time for real change, new laws, new rules for policing." Neil Young drops live version of the classic song and discusses how it relates to today's protests https://t.co/eFG2raonK2 pic.twitter.com/RTdRCPc6WE
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Young posted the 2019 performance to his archives. “Here’s me as an old guy singing’ his 50-year-old song that was written after countless years of racism in the USA,” Young wrote. “And look at us today! This has been going on for way too long. It’s not just ‘Southern Man’ now. It’s everywhere across the USA. It’s time for real change, new laws, new rules for policing.”
Listen to Young’s live version of “Southern Man” here.