MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2015 |
Posted by: Patrick Pilch
What year is it? Are you sure I'm living in the century I was told I was living in? Isn't this the kind of shit we should only be reading about in history books, and not in headlines? Are there really people who still think like the long-dead, diabolical persecutors of the past whose ignorant ideals tarnished a nation that's supposed to be based on the three "inalienable rights of 'Life, Liberty, and pursuit of Happiness?" Yeah, US fuckin' A, man.
In wake of the horrifyingly tragic events that occurred this past Wednesday in Charleston, South Carolina, the folk rock band were instantly inspired to compose an exceptionally powerful new composition titled "All Good People". An inspirational and powerful piece, Delta Rae fervently display an emotionally saturated response to a catastrophe that hits the Durham-natives close to home. Led by Elizabeth Hopkins rich vocals, the track is driven by a Baptist-choir inspired chorus with lyrics addressing the unjust and disgraceful crimes committed against blacks over the past year and a half. With lyrical references alluding to Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and Walter Scott, Hopkins makes a call for the desertion of arms, as she cries, "Come on and raise your voice/Above the raging sea/We can't hold our breath forever/When our brothers cannot breathe." The song calls for a stand from not only citizens of our country, but leaders alike, to put an end to the hatred and racism that still taints this nation today.
Just last week Baeble released a 3 song session with the band.