By Frank Bell
Don’t Ya Love Democracy! is the first single from All is Lost, El Misti’s second album in as many years. Encapsulating frustration and concern for the expanding control in every aspect of life. An anti-imperialist boogie, a song of its time.
After last year’s eponymous debut, El Misti return with their second album in 2021. Despite turbulent times and ever-changing circumstances, All is Lost marks a striking development in their sound and musicality. However, before this epic LP gets its full release this summer, the Liverpool/Cheshire band have offered up their first single entitled Don’t Ya Love Democracy! which comes with a steady flow of insightful instigations towards an unbalanced centralization of power throughout the lands.
The verses are acerbic and full of venom for a world gone insane over the course of the past twelve months, but it’s beautifully disguised in a bluesy romp which allows great enjoyment on whichever level you choose to focus on. Featuring themes of unity, loss, despair, love, anger, faith, regret, hopelessness, and discord. All is lost…Or is it?