Rock icon Bryan Adams has released “What If There Were No Sides At All,” an anti-war, peace song aimed at geo-political induced strife. In a statement, the singer/songwriter, whose music has achieved Number One status in over 40 countries, said:
“The song is in response to worldwide conflicts, lack of constructive peace talks, and the billions of dollars spent by governments to fund these endless and aimless wars. The song is not in response to any particular war, but to all conflicts and human struggle to get along.”
The accompanying music video, co-directed by Adams, shows the artist carrying a flag emblazoned with the Peace Sign (a symbol first designed for the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament in 1958) while walking through a dystopian warscape.
“The locations are not specific to any one place,’ Adams said, “and are meant to be representative of conflict wherever it breaks out in the world.”
A statement on the official Bryan Adams website said:
This is an anti-war peace song. The locations are generic but are meant to represent conflicts in the world. The aim of this song is to provoke thought and perhaps even encourage governments to sit down and talk peace. At the moment there is only escalating division and death – a result of the billions of dollars spent by governments to fund these endless wars. #peacenow
Watch the official music video here https://youtu.be/opp1LzmrQqo
‘What If There Were No Sides At All’ is co-written by Bryan Adams and Gretchen Peters. The latest in a long line of collaborations following Peters’ work with Adams on previous hits including 1995’s ‘Rock Steady’ with Bonnie Rait, 1998’s ’Inside Out’, 2002’s ‘Here I Am’ and 2021’s ‘So Happy It Hurts’.