In her cheerful yet poignant song, Price Tag, Jessie J helps shine some light on our society’s obsession with money. In an age of endless encouragement to buy things, it is refreshing to hear a musical artist reminding us there are simpler, priceless aspects of life. Money is a useful tool, but people also need love, music and community.
A global music effort is underway by a diverse group of musicians and singers known as Playing For Change. Bob Marley’s Redemption Song has powerful lyrics that can speak to almost everyone in North America and Europe, where instead of a slavery theme, the words can speak to a loss of minds and time to the wheels of commerce.