What Is Up Is Down by Derek Davis (Apocalypse Records)

Derek Davis is best known as the frontman for the hard rocking Babylon A.D. His solo output is even more compelling, including his latest single What Is Up Is Down, now available worldwide via Apocalypse Records. The subject is cancel culture in this modern age, rendering a scathing social commentary as “the world goes round and round.”

Done in the bluesy style of his solo work with a dash of the smooth grooves of Marvin Gaye, Derek Davis pulls absolutely no punches with this one – and the results are both lyrically devastating and sonically rewarding. There is no common ground with the great divide in the world of today, and What Is Up Is Down is the perfect documentation of society’s sorry state of affairs.

This song should be all over the radio airwaves, because music is the universal language and it’s one Derek Davis speaks with a persuasive amount of passion and conviction. Here’s hoping we hear a lot more from Derek Davis in 2022 and beyond!

(Review by Ken Morton)