TUNE Prince Bishops - Why?
‘Why?’ Is the new single from Durham, England-based Prince Bishops. It is an ambient pop-rock song with a timely and important message about spiritual persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
On July 20th 1999, the peaceful meditation Practice Falun Dafa was outlawed in Communist China.
Despite Practicing Zhen Shan Ren (Truthfulness, Compassion, Tolerance), over 80 million Chinese Practitioners were suddenly subject to cruel persecution.
Imprisonment, brainwashing, torture and even organ harvesting became the norm for Practitioners in China.
Meanwhile, the world’s governments and businesses turned a blind eye.
Prince Bishops, singer songwriter Ben Trenerry commented: “I wrote Why?, some years ago when I first learned about the persecution of Falun Dafa by the CCP. It always struck me as curious that such peaceful folk would be attacked in this way. The more I learned about the CCP’s dreadful nature and how its influence extends worldwide; the more I understood just how much complicity was involved. It seems that businesses and countries will turn a blind eye when there is promise of money and investment from the CCP.
“I decided to release this song now as more people are starting to question the nature of the CCP, what with their initial handling of covid-19 and the deteriorating situation in Hong Kong.
“It is important to note that the CCP is not the Chinese people, they’re all victims of this regime. In fact, all of the world’s people are.”
Prince Bishops’ musical influences are broad, from Pink Floyd to Jeff Buckley to early Radiohead. This single is taken from the forthcoming album 'All is Due'.