Imogen, 36 | Teacher

David Bowie – ‘Heroes’ [1977]

“This song felt very poignant to me at the height of the pandemic because it seemed to be on a lot of adverts and in the background of campaigns celebrating the efforts of frontline workers. Every time I heard it, I thought about how depressing it was that we were rightly referring to these incredible people as ‘heroes’ whilst the government was failing them by refusing to raise their pay or even look after their basic needs. Being a key worker, the absent-minded clapping our government tried to convince us to join in with made me feel so misunderstood, so I can’t imagine how it felt to those braving their lives every day.”


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