I love a good protest song and lordy know there's much to protest these days, We can always count on Neil Young to deliver a timely rant against the man. Neil asks the question 'Who's Gonna Stand Up' I'm putting my faith in this current generation to rise to the occasion and occupy the vacuum of disenfranchisement we all feel but we've seem to have been beaten into subjugation. Lets get angry, let's stand up damn it.
The release is to draw attention to documentary Under The Influence, which filmmakers say focuses on the impact big business has on the environment and the way policies are influenced by global corporations. See the film's trailer here.
Young performed the track on his recent tour and the live recording was lifted from his New York show in January.
On his website, Young posts a link to the documentary’s website along with the film’s synopsis and urges fans to find out more.
He says: “People, please go to this link and share. This is how I feel about what is going on in our world.”
Young has penned several protest songs in the past, his last being 2006’s Living With War, which was aimed at then US president George W. Bush.