John Mellencamp has posted a new lyric video for a gospel-tinged remake of his 1991 track, “Now More Than Ever” online. The newly created clip features a photo of the George Floyd mural that overlooks the spot where he was killed in Minneapolis on May 25th.
Mellencamp's original 1991 version of “Now More Than Ever” peaked at Number Three on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart.
A message was posted on JohnMellencamp.com about the clip, stating: “John wrote this song thirty years ago. 'If you believe' post this video to your social media pages.”
John Mellencamp has never shied away from airing his personal political beliefs, but he told us they're best served by incorporating them into his art — rather than standing on a soapbox during his concerts: “I think that if you're going to challenge people musically it should probably be on a record. Y'know, you don't mind people looking that way at a recording that you've done, and I think they should. But when they take a chance — and that's the word — take a chance, that perhaps they're going to pay their money to come and see something, I think that they should be entertained and they should leave saying, 'Jesus Christ, that's the greatest thing I've ever seen!'”