Rock n’ Roll With a Social Conscience
VANCOUVER, BC, January 19, 2021 /Neptune100/ — On January 6, 2021, while watching with mouth agape as an angry mob stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, Rich Chambers made the decision to stand up and say something. What does he say? He simply says he is tired. Tired of the confusion. Tired of the seemingly uncompromising ideologies. Tired of agendas with no directions or solutions. Tired of the unrest. Just plain tired!
“I’m So Tired” is Rich Chambers’ follow-up single to his highly successful 2020 Christmas album ‘Santa’s Rockin’ Band.’ The new single comes months before the album it is intended to be on will be ready, but with the recent social turmoil happening in the United States, Chambers felt it was important to release the song now. “I didn’t intend for this song to be so political,” says Chambers, “but as I watched what was unfolding in Washington, I suddenly realized that ‘I’m So Tired,’ which I had just written and recorded days before, seemed to be not only exactly how I was feeling, but how everyone was feeling. I then put together a video to help further exemplify this message and released it on January 11.”
The song is a driving and infectious rocker that portrays frustration, anxiety, and a sense of overall fatigue. The video takes this sentiment and applies it to today’s social unrest with powerful imagery that helps to highlight the song’s message. But, despite what initially looks like a message of disdain, the video ends with a challenge for hopeful optimism.
Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Chambers picked up the guitar at age 10 and wrote his first song at the age of 14. With multiple influences that range from Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, to Green Day, and countless others, Chambers has released five full albums and achieved significant success worldwide with his music, including his standout 2020 ‘Santa’s Rockin’ Band’ Christmas album. His latest single “I’m So Tired” and its accompanying video are an intelligently compelling commentary of today’s social unrest. Who say’s Rock n’ Roll can’t be meaningful? Rich Chambers certainly doesn’t!