Doyle Bramhall II Makes the Case for Gun Control In 'Love and Pain' Premiere


Doyle Bramhall II makes his case -- albeit an summary and suave one -- for gun management within the video for his music "Love and Pain," premiering solely under. But he needs to clarify that he's out for frequent sense and compassion and never essentially to ban weapons utterly.

"I'm Texan. I grew up with weapons," Bramhall, who was impressed to put in writing the music within the wake of the 2017 Route 91 Harvest pageant shootings in Los Angeles, tells Billboard. "My household and associates are gun house owners. Gun possession has all the time been a part of my tradition. I don't advocate for banning all weapons or abolishing the Second Amendment, however it's previous time to acknowledge the perpetuated hazard of doing nothing. Gun management isn't a political subject -- it's a human subject. There have been greater than sufficient mass shootings and gun-related tragedies on this nation to warrant discussions with intent to ascertain actual options and take motion. We owe it to all those that have died and misplaced beloveds unnecessarily to debate frequent sense measures that can defend folks from these close to commonplace tragedies sooner or later."

The video, directed by Hanna Evensen, incorporates a sequence of pictures -- a younger little one with angel wings, a blind man studying what seems to be a Bible, a graveyard -- whereas Bramhall sings the biting, soulful opening observe from his new Shades album, which got here out Oct. 5. "Art and music created in response to tragedy has all the time spawned dialogue of adverse subjects," Bramhall notes. "The extra folks on either side of the gun management divide discuss and actually deal with America's gun points, the earlier we are able to come to grasp each other and discover frequent floor in efficient options. Anti-gun or gun advocate -- we are able to all agree too many have died. I'm moved to ask the question- what will we worth, when our freedom to worship, examine, dance, congregate, attend concert events and stroll the streets is compromised by the prepared availability of weapons of conflict, used in opposition to our residents with regularity, and we do nothing?"

Bramhall additionally sees a task for either side of the present divide to weigh in on options, noting that "Gun house owners, who greatest perceive what accountable possession means, may share insights and lead the cost in serving to survivors and our representatives craft laws to guard America's innocents from those that shouldn't have simpler entry to assault weapons than a driver’s allow."

Shades, Bramhall's follow-up to 2016's Rich Man, options visitor appearances by Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Greyhounds. Bramhall additionally seems on Clapton's new vacation set, Happy Xmas, and is already engaged on his subsequent solo album.