Jimmy Barnes - Shutting Down Our Town

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Jimmy Barnes – Shutting Down Our Town (Official Video)

‘Shutting Down Our Town’ is taken from Jimmy Barnes’ forthcoming album My Criminal Record, available to pre-order now: http://smarturl.it/mycriminalrecord


"Shutting Down Our Town" is a song by Australian rock music musician, Jimmy Barnes. It was released on 26 April 2019 as the second single from Barnes' forthcoming studio album My Criminal Record.

Troy Cassar-Daley wrote "Shutting Down Our Town" for Barnes after finding inspiration from the Barnes' 2016 memoir Working Class Boy. Barnes said "I changed a couple of words just because of local knowledge, but it was 99.999% Troy's song” adding "...he played it to me and I immediately felt the connection." Barnes said "This song has a lot of personal meaning. It's about growing up in Elizabeth and the closing down of the Holden factory where I once worked as a young working class boy in North Adelaide" adding "I drove through there not long after I heard the song for the first time, and I felt a pain in my heart for the people there who are battling, trying to make a living when everything is stacked up against them." Barnes admits the song moved him to tears.

"It's sort of a heartland "Working Class Man" anthem... This was written by somebody who feels the pain, and who's writing about the darker side of Australia which I never wanted to face before."

Barnes premiered the song in November 2018 during his One Electric Day concert and was officially released on 26 April 2019.
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