TO HELP RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE CHALLENGES FACED BY PEOPLE LIVING IN POVERTY, SINGER-SONGWRITER, MUSICIAN AND ACTIVIST, BILL MADDEN RELEASES THE LYRIC VIDEO “I SEE THEM”
In solidarity with International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Friday, October 17, 2014,
Bill Madden releases the lyric video “I See Them”.
New York, NY, October 17, 2014: A politically engaged poet and world citizen, Bill Madden's work reflects an individual in search of truth and justice. Through his travels and encounters with the impoverished, Madden has witnessed the pain and injustices of poverty. I See Them, a song off of Madden’s new album New Religion, harmoniously encourages listeners and viewers not to shy away from the hard realities of the indigent and the homeless. Madden’s lyrics acknowledge the fragility of economic security and remind us that through “Bad luck, fate or chance, In an instant, It can all come apart…”
Madden affirms the need to come together to eradicate poverty—“We are all our brother’s keeper…”. In that spirit of collaboration, with the lyric video I See Them, Madden once again partners with Parisian photographer Rodolphe Simeon, whose Street People collection of photographs candidly captures the honest, raw, unrefined faces, as well as the living conditions, of the destitute. Simeon also did the artwork for Madden’s 2008 album, Child of the Same God.
Madden noted, “The Great Recession taught us that poverty can happen to anyone, even the educated. There are many hardworking and ambitious people living in poverty. There is no reason why anyone in America should go to bed hungry or lack shelter. It is unjust and inhumane.”
On the 17th, Madden will be raising awareness on the issue and invites others to join him in conversation with the hashtag #EndPoverty.