"You Don't Need To Prove Yourself" is another gritty sounding blues song, about Cameron's critics once again, or if you have critics too, you don't need to prove yourself to them because either way they won't care. Sometimes Cameron's music making methods get him in trouble or shunned because he simply enjoys recording and playing differently and he sometimes sees stupid people trying to lecture him about doing things like this and that. Rock and Roll was never about following the rules or going to school. It's about playing music and having fun. Do things your own way. Don't care about what the others say.
Sometimes you might think to yourself that there's nothing in the news today. That's where "There's Nothing In The News Today" comes in. Sometimes you get nothing but garbage on the news. Right now it's endless consistent sport articles about the Matildas. Not everyone likes football and not everyone likes the Matildas, But media doesn't care and they love sharing article after article about stuff that you don't care about even when it isn't important. Imagine all of the real news they are missing out on while they are endlessly covering nonsense like sport too much. Or when the world's richest couple wins the lottery again. Who cares about any of that stuff. That kind of information isn't news.
The album ends with the sombre but rhythmic acoustic number "If It's Not Disney". Disney used to be a reputable animation company. I would say the best peak of Disney was the 90's - early 2000's. They are famous for their animated classics from 1930's - present day as well. But recently it seems that lots of people have just been getting fed up with Disney movies. Whether it be endless Marvel movies, flat Pixar films, or big budget box office bombs (I'm talking about you, Indiana Jones 5) - or worse - STILL going through remaking animated classics in modern age live action form, rewriting scripts and censoring scenes to fit in with today's backwards sense of cancel culture.
Cameron Hons' new album will leave you with wisdom to think about the state of the world today and why is everything so messed up. But thankfully we have people like Cameron who enjoy making songs truthfully and to the point about why things today are like the way they are. Sure it isn't all terrible. But Disney needs to learn from this!
Shut Up And Listen is out now from July 25 2023 on Bandcamp and CD. Click here to listen to it! If you enjoyed tha album, you can buy it online for only $7 digitally.
Also, check out the maxi-single of Too Good To Be Bad, which includes 2 remixes not on the original album!
Cameron Hons: SHUT UP AND LISTEN
Release - July 25 2023
01. Shut Up And Listen
02. Too Good To Be Bad
03. Nothing On The Internet Matters
04. Good Fences Make Good Neighbours
05. That Sounds Very Elitist
06. Negative For Covid But Positive For Excellent
07. Baby Photo Blues
08. You Don't Need To Prove Yourself
09. Nothing In The News Today
10. If It's Not Disney
11. Shut Up And Listen (Instrumental Version)
12. That Sounds Very Elitist (Instrumental Version)
13. Baby Photo Blues (Instrumental Version)
14. Negative For Covid But Positive For Excellent (Instrumental Version)
15. Shut Up And Listen Album Promo
Still not convinced ? Check out this great album review & promotional interview by Australian Radio Broadcaster Darren McErlain. Don't delay, shut up and listen today!