“Land of Confusion” is a rock song by the British progressive rock band Genesis and written by Genesis members, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins. It was released on November 17, 1986 with “Feeding the Fire” on the B-side as the fourth single from their thirteenth album “Invisible Touch.” The song is known for its powerful and socially conscious lyrics, as well as its iconic music video featuring puppet caricatures of various public figures.
“Land of Confusion” is characterized by its upbeat rock sound and features lead vocals by Phil Collins. The song’s production captures the essence of 1980s rock and pop, with a driving beat and catchy melody. The lyrics of “Land of Confusion” address various societal and political issues of the time. The song’s narrator expresses a sense of frustration and disillusionment with the state of the world, and it reflects the anxieties and concerns of the era. The chorus, with its memorable melody, adds to the song’s anthemic quality.
“Land of Confusion” was a commercial success and became one of Genesis’s signature hits. It performed well on music charts (#4 in the United States) and received acclaim for its socially conscious themes. The song’s music video, featuring puppet versions of public figures, added a humorous and satirical element to its message. “Land of Confusion” remains a classic rock track with enduring relevance.