I'm not sure if you've been following the giant debacle that is the BP oil spill in the Gulf, but really, it's just shameful. The incident is a massive corporate failure and the U.S. government isn't doing much to help either. The economic turmoil couldn't come at a worse time: the summer travel season after a massive economic slump. Then there's the wildlife: CNN keeps showing images of birds covered in oil and it just makes me furious. The poor birds look like Easter candy. You know, covered in chocolate. The oil is so thick they can't move and they have to be "rescued" by a special consultancy group hired by BP. Of course, many people have offered to volunteer to clean the birds but BP leadership throws a hissy, claims jurisdiction and wins. If you can't tell, I'm disgusted by the entire situation and it turns out, the guys in Buckcherry are too.
Buckcherry is offering a free download of the song "Our World" off their upcoming album All Night Long. You can get the free song at the band's official website.
According to a press release, the song was "originally written as an anthemic cry-out to help right the social, environmental, economic and other wrongs of this world [and] represents the band’s commitment to expose the BP disaster and to bring awareness and support to the crisis and its victims -- human and animal."
The press release continues with a comment from Buckcherry singer Josh Todd: "'As musicians who have the benefit of the spotlight from time to time, we feel it is our duty to aid in raising awareness and financial support to help remedy the awful situation in the Gulf Of Mexico. It is so important that each and every one of us do what we can to help those out whose lives have been harshly impacted by the oil spill.'"
Buckcherry will release All Night Long August 3rd via Eleven Seven.