Announced earlier this week, Anderson .Paak returns to the scene with a very relevant new song. Arriving on Juneteenth, the release date symbolizes why it was important for the musician to release this noteworthy track on this date. Juneteenth marks the day that slavery came to an end in the United States.
The ‘Ventura’ musician revealed the single with a pair of artworks. Sporting a facemask while practicing social distancing, .Paak poses with a sign that reads “the people are rising”. But that’s not all – It also includes a list of names of people killed by the police which feature Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd.
Meanwhile, the second artwork displays the musician raising up his fist in solidarity. This time he’s not alone as he poses alongside fellow artists that include Jay Rock and Syd, who both are featured under a ‘special thanks’ banner that also includes other noteworthy names such as Dominic Fike and Sir.
With the release of the single comes a video which is directed by David Meyers.
Stream the song below: