Alexa (Can You Hear Me?) – Beans On Toast’s Brilliant Song
Beans on Toast, a British musician came up with what I think is the best song (at least lyrically) in the last year.
Here is the video for Alexa —
Yet soon after, millions of people began to voluntarily install a true digital spy in their home, Amazon’s Alexa. It is sheer madness that people are willing to be monitored, quantified and algorithimed, but are not alarmed by the ultimate repercussions of the loss of privacy.
About Beans On Toast
Beans’ real name is Jay McAllister who hails from Braintree, Essex. Since 2009 McAllister has annually released an album on his birthday, December 1. Alexa is off of McAllister’s tenth studio album, 2018’s, “A Bird In The Hand.”
McAllister weaves clever songs about pertinent issues. He pulls no punches, calling a spade a spade.
As McAllister told M Magazine in 2017, “The thing I love about making music is that there aren’t any rules and you can do what you want. Every single record I’ve made has been in a different place with a different person. At their core the songs are similar but each album has a different flavour.”
In just 3 minutes Alexa sums up the lunacy and dangerous consequences all this “great technology” brings us.
Beans on Toast’s other music is definitely worth checking out. Please support and share. Here is the link to the album. We need more true, visionary artists.
Let’s conclude with, The Chicken Song.