“This album is dedicated to the 99% of the world population still waiting for a piece of the pie.” Thus ends the credits of the latest record from The Caretakers, Love, War + PRopaganda. A very political musical duo, past PR reps Jeffrey Martin and Lena Montecalvo break their corporate shackles and use this latest output to back a statement. It’s essentially a protest record, promoting peace and love, and against greed and war, delivered by two very different but equally appealing voices.
Seeing as I’ve described this as a protest record, it seems odd that I’d share with you a song entitled “I’m the Happiest Man”, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do. Of all the songs on the record, the personal ones, the social issues, even the Neil Diamond cover, this one proved to be the most memorable. Perhaps this is because it is hopeful. Despite injustice, death, violence and misery, love remains. And with even the smallest shred of love, one can always be happy.
Buy/Stream album: Bandcamp