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01/26/2017 - Mellencamp takes a passionate and plainspoken approach to deliver wary, cautious remarks on America’s present and future. The rock icon hones in on social injustice in the track’s powerful lyrics: “So black lives matter/ Who we trying to kid? Here’s an easy target/ Don’t matter, never did/ Crosses burning such a long time ago 400 years and we still don’t let it go.”

The wistful melody captures “our country’s broken heart” and laments the future of our politics and social progress. Read the complete article, watch the official video, the Katie Couric interview and performance after the jump. Read More
01/24/2017 - "Easy Target" features late-night, smoky-bar piano and an ornate string section, and Mellencamp delivers his grim lines in a dry croak.

During a recent conversation with Katie Couric, Mellencamp suggested the song came to him in one jolt of inspiration. "I didn’t even want to write the song," he said. "All of a sudden, I just started singing 'easy target' ... as fast as I could write is how long it took me to write the song." Read the complete article after the jump. Read More
01/23/2017 - John's new single "Easy Target" has received immediate and widespread media attention. Here are some highlights:

People.com: John Mellencamp Addresses Black Lives Matter Movement in New ‘Easy Target’ Video Ahead of Trump Inauguration - Over a grim string arrangement, Mellencamp solemnly sings: “So Black Lives Matter, who we tryin’ to kid / Here’s an easy target / Don’t matter, never did / Crosses burnin’, such a long time ago / 400 years, and we still don’t let it go / Well, let the poor be damned and the easy targets, too / All are created equally, beneath you and me.”

Rolling Stone: - "Easy Target" features late-night, smoky-bar piano and an ornate string section, and Mellencamp delivers his grim lines in a dry croak. During a recent interview he suggested the song came to him in one jolt of inspiration. "I didn’t even want to write the song," he said. "All of a sudden, I just started singing 'easy target' ... as fast as I could write is how long it took me to write the song."

Radio.com: Mellencamp takes a passionate and plainspoken approach to deliver wary, cautious remarks on America’s present and future. The rock icon hones in on social injustice in the track’s powerful lyrics: “So black lives matter/ Who we trying to kid? Here’s an easy target/ Don’t matter, never did/ Crosses burning such a long time ago 400 years and we still don’t let it go.”  The wistful melody captures “our country’s broken heart” and laments the future of our politics and social progress. Read More

01/19/2017 - John Mellencamp is no stranger to mixing music with politics. For over 35 years, the legendary Heartland rocker has been writing songs that draw attention to the struggles, culture and politics of the country.

On the eve of Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Indiana-born musician is releasing a politically charged new single titled, “Easy Target,” which he describes as “a reflection on the state of the country.” John debuted the song in live performance on January 19, 2017 on The Katie Couric Interview, watch on Yahoo.com

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01/19/2017 - John Mellencamp is getting political. The heartland rocker is releasing a new song and music video called “Easy Target” inspired by the turbulent political climate, and PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at the clip.

Over a grim string arrangement, Mellencamp solemnly sings: “So Black Lives Matter, who we tryin’ to kid / Here’s an easy target / Don’t matter, never did / Crosses burnin’, such a long time ago / 400 years, and we still don’t let it go / Well, let the poor be damned and the easy targets, too / All are created equally, beneath you and me.” Watch the video and read the complete article after the jump. Read More
01/19/2017 - Premiered live on Yahoo'sThe Katie Couric Interview "Easy Target" is John’s reflection on the state of our country. An outspoken artist, Mellencamp continues his journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song. Download or stream "Easy Target" on all music services including iTunes and Spotify beginning at 6pm ET 1/19/17.

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01/18/2017 -  "Easy Target" is a brand new song written by John to be performed live at 5pm ET on Thursday, January 19th one day before the 2017 Presidential Inauguration on Yahoo's The Katie Couric Interview. "Easy Target" is John’s reflection on the state of our country. An outspoken artist, Mellencamp continues his journey to convey the truth through this passionate and plain-spoken song. Download "Easy Target" on iTunes and Spotify NOW!   Check out the thought provoking lyrics below.

Easy Target

Here's an easy target
With just one quiet pop
Shot to hell anyway
No reason to stop
In the streets and the gutters
The cotton fields in this land
Here's an easy target
With a trigger, in your hand

So, Black lives matter
Who we trying to kid
Here's an easy target
Don't matter, never did
Crosses burning
Such a long time ago
400 years and we still don't, let it go

well let the poor be damned
And the easy targets too
All are created equal
Equally beneath me and you
Children crying
Under the time-keeping sun
The war on the easy targets
We won't ever, get this done

Easy targets
All along the avenue
Living here in Sucker Town,
Baby me and you
Behind the bars
To keep each other apart
Easy targets
Our Country's broken heart
Our Country's broken heart
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