Tom Morello veröffentlicht Protest Song „Stand Up“

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Tom Morello, unter anderem bekannt durch Bands wie Rage Against The Machine, Prophets Of Rage und Audioslave, hat einen brandneuen Protest Song anlässlich der aktuellen Geschehnissen in den USA veröffentlicht. Der trägt den Titel „Stand Up“ und ist in Zusammenarbeit mit Shea Diamond, einer schwarzen Trans-Frau und Aktivistin, Dan Reynolds, dem Sänger von Imagine Dragons und The Bloody Beetroots entstanden. Alle Einnahmen, die durch den Song erzielt werden gehen an NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Southern Poverty Law Center, und das Marsha P. Johnson Institute. Tom Morello schrieb auf Facebook:

„I grew up in the tiny lily white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people.

It seems that the times, they are a’changin’. I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal. We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete.“

Video: Tom Morello feat. Shea Diamond, Dan Reynolds & The Bloody Beetroots – Stand Up