The video shows Morter alone, with his acoustic guitar and a microphone. He begins with some delicate, folkish guitar, then sings. His voice goes from a near-whisper to an anguished cry. The lyrics are heartfelt.
All around the world, people are losing in this fight
Just because there’s money to be made doesn’t make it right
All we want to do is kiss our babies one more time
but we’re finding it hard to breathe
Almost anyone who has tried to quit smoking for years will relate to the sentiment. Vapers have gone from being strangled by cigarette smoke to being suffocated by government and public health rules, restrictions and taxes. It is getting hard to breathe.
Many vapers will recognize Morter from his vaping review channel A Bloody Good Vaping. He’s been a presence on YouTube for two years, usually reviewing high-end mods and atomizers. His mix of thoughtful opinion and plain speaking is unmistakable and highly entertaining. He knows his stuff too. His reviews are detailed and informative.
Wanted: more songs about vaping
“Hard To Breathe” follows in the footsteps of last year’s great “Vape Advocate” by Luis Bermudes of This Old Vape Shop. That hip hop foray into vaping politics was equally inspiring, though totally different in style and approach.
Meanwhile, here at Vaping360, we’re on the lookout for any other vapers with musical skills. We’re never surprised at the range of talent seen in vapers, so it’s a good bet there are other tributes to vaping out there somewhere. If you’ve seen or heard a great vaping-related song, please tell us about it in the comments!