East Sussex musician to release Brexit Blues track

Ben Westwood, picture by  Phil Burrowes at Avant Photographic SUS-160407-112228001
Ben Westwood, picture by Phil Burrowes at Avant Photographic SUS-160407-112228001

A singer-songwriter is releasing a song entitled Brexit Blues about the current political upheaval in Britain.

Ben Westwood, a journalism and politics lecturer at the Eastbourne and Hastings campuses of University of Brighton, said the song mixes wit and social commentary.

He is aiming to ‘cheer up a nation still reeling from the fallout of the EU referendum’ and resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.

“The referendum result came as a surprise and shock to millions and we’ve seen an outpouring of contrasting emotions,” he said.

“I decided to put some of these thoughts and feelings into a song to reflect the situation and hopefully raise a much-needed smile.”

The song mentions key politicians and was even rewritten at the last minute to include the withdrawal of Boris Johnson’s candidacy for Conservative leader.

A portion of the lyrics reads: “The pound is worth less and less.

“How did we get in this mess? Are we heading for catastrophe?

“So if BoJo stole your mojo, and you got no love for Michael Gove, sing the Brexit blues with me.”

The song was recorded at Brighton Road studios and a video is in production.

Ben is releasing a new album later this year.

To listen to the song, visit www.benwestwoodmusic.com.

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