Two month after releasing his dub-reggae music video ‘Freedom’, musician and lyricist John Pen has resurfaced with another video titled ‘Tax-man’- a mature and sublimely done reggae song.
And as promised, the video directed by Platinum does not disappoint if quality and the concept are anything to go by.
A syrupy melody with pure touch of ingenuity, the song endears the pain of a man overburdened by taxes.
Labeling tax-man as white collar thief, John Pen couldn’t hide but express the ache a human being has to go through in life just to satisfy the insatiable appetite of the State by overtaxing its citizenry.
“Tax-man, who do you think you are/tax-man, you have gone too far,” goes part of the chorus.
According to John Pen, the song is expected to be part of album called Searching to be out next year.
“I am in the process of gathering material for that album project. Music lovers should expect world class compositions with poetic lyrics,” he told Nyasa Times .
John Pen is musician and lyricist who fuse hip-hop, club, dub-reggae, afro, acoustic and experimental styles.
Freedom music video featuring Hip-Hop artist, Astonish and is a song that urges Africans to never give up on their quest to be free and independent while lamenting how the citizenry has been subjected to never ending social and economic injustices.
Freedom is part of John Pen’s 2016 album ‘Warlord’.
John Pen is an artist signed under USA and UK labels. He draws his inspiration from the likes of Tracy Chapman, Mutabaruka, Bob Marley, Linton Kwesi Johnson and many more.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :