joy postell – hands up, don’t shoot (acoustic)

April 29, 2015

Watch singer Joy Postell’s acoustic performance of her latest record, ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ (accompanied by guitarist Steve Francell).

“I wrote ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to shed light and to give honor to the countless victims of police brutality. From Emmett Till, Rodney King to Michael Brown and Freddie Gray, it seems as though not much has changed. These protests reflect the amount of rage bubbling in black communities, and for me, I believe that music is one of the most powerful forms of dialogue that we have. So, I wrote the song with the intent to paint the picture of oppression against black people that has been perpetuated throughout American history. It’s time for us to unite and extend a helping hand to our fellow brothers and sisters in need.”