Chris Birkett releases video for his new single, “2022”

Chris Birkett puts two years of COVID, Climate Change, and Crass Excess in the rearview with his new single, “2022”

Chris Birkett, the British-Canadian singer-songwriter, composer, and multi-award-winning producer, has unveiled his new single, “2022”. When we reached the end of 2020, we all thought, “never has there ever been a year like this.” Then, 2021 came along and upped the ante with more chaotic uncertainty.

Now, with just one-third of another year behind us, Birkett is musically posing the question on everyone’s minds: ‘What about you, 20-2-2?’

New Year’s Eve makes most of us reflective of the year that was and anticipatory of what’s to come but for Chris Birkett, it also generated a creative spark.

“On New Year’s Eve 2021, I was reflecting on the events of the previous year and wondering if we would have a year like the last two years,” recalls Birkett. “Climate change issues, space stations for the super-rich, conspiracy theories, and of course, the COVID restrictions all had a major effect on society.”

In addition to the devastating effect the pandemic has had on public health, there have been equally devastating side effects for small businesses and those who make their living in the arts — as Birkett does.

“COVID-19 personally affected me and other musicians in a big way,” he notes. “Most of the venues that I had been playing in had shut down. We were all struggling to survive and rely on government aid.”

Is 2022 a recovery year or a rehash of the previous two miserable years with unwelcome new crises like the Russia-Ukraine War? Birkett poses that main question among other burning questions in his latest, rhythmic pop-rock anthem. With an insistent and infectious riff and groove that underlines the urgency of putting distance between us and the years gone by, “2022” even gives a new, pandemic-inspired purpose to a classic hit by The Police when Birkett pays vocal homage to it at the end of the bridge.

Watch the video for “2022” below, and connect with Chris Birkett via his socials.

ICYMI: We spoke to Chris last year around the release of his single, “Precious Love”, check out the interview here.

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