REVIEW album Beldon Haigh Elected (Single)

Comedic Relief In Timely Single 'Elected'

Elected (Single)

Beldon Haigh

With the UK General Election set for July 4th, Beldon Haigh has dropped a killer new satirical track that’s already turning heads. Their latest song, a fun mix of pop, rock, and punk, hooks you right from the start with the catchy line “all I hear is blah, blah, blah.” It’s a playful jab at the usual political nonsense, but it also reminds everyone to get out and vote.

Frontman Justin Skelton nails it when he says politicians need to show they deserve our vote by addressing real issues instead of spewing the same old clichés. If a politician's speech just sounds like “blah, blah, blah” to you, it’s a sign they’re not tackling what really matters.

But let’s talk about the music itself. Skelton’s vocals are pure dynamite, effortlessly blending a touch of '80s charm with a modern edge. His delivery brings the lyrics to life, adding an extra layer of wit and intensity to the band’s already infectious sound.

The song has a cool backstory, too. Skelton originally penned it decades ago and performed it with the Falkirk band, the Breakfast Boyz. Now, in 2024, Beldon Haigh has revamped it for their live shows at the upcoming Edinburgh Fringe, keeping its nostalgic appeal while giving it a fresh, relevant twist.

The music video is a blast, too. It shows a would-be politician canvassing on Falkirk High Street, featuring super realistic masks of Trump, Putin, and Kim Jong-un, courtesy of Landon Meier. These guys form a hilarious “band of tyranny” for a fake political party, making the video both powerful and funny.

As the election buzz heats up, Beldon Haigh’s new tune aims to bring a bit of joy and a lot of laughs.

Beldon Haigh is all about calling out broken systems and our obsession with convenience and consumerism. Their music, filled with real instruments and intriguing arrangements, focuses on core values like fairness and community. Based in Scotland, the band uses their songs to tell stories, poke fun, and protest, making sure their messages hit home while keeping things entertaining.