Eric Clapton has released a new single titled “This Has Gotta Stop,” along with an accompanying animated music video. The song was written by Clapton, produced by Simon Climie and is performed by Clapton on vocals and guitar, Sonny Emery on drums, Nathan East on bass, Sharon White on background vocals along with Nick Ingman as the strings arranger and conductor and Perry Montague-Mason as strings leader.
The video features images that provoke thoughts on political influence, environmental disaster, an unhealthy obsession with technology and mind control–at one point blatantly showing an image of a carrot on a stick. All of this imagery passes while Clapton croons, “This has gotta stop.”
The song is another of Clapton’s musical efforts that express undertones of frustration, with life and society in his golden years. This release echos Clapton’s duel efforts with Van Morrison, “Rebels” and “Stand and Deliver.”
Watch and listen below.