Behind The Artworks: Kill No Albatross - Speak True Evil (2018)


Speak True Evil's artwork was done by Niall Grant. We liked the idea of juxtaposing a 'beautiful' image with the aggressive title, hence the classical influence. Beyond that, decide for yourself the significance.

On the title: "Speak True Evil" asserts the legitimacy of free speech as asserted by thinkers like Mill, Paine, Luxemburg, and Hitchens. As Mill writes, 'If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.' After all, it is as much the right of the listener to hear as it is the speaker to talk - enforced silence imprisons man in the cage of his own perspective. The title, then, encourages listeners to speak true evil.

Our drummer is also a jazz fan, and wanted to reference Wayne Shorter's "Speak No Evil." So - there you go. You're welcome, Sallas!

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