video premiere: canadian singer-songwriter cold specks touches on ferguson in her powerful new visual – ‘a season of doubt’
By Sound Check
July 22, 2015
Today we’re premiering the new video from Cold Specks (aka Canadian singer/songwriter Al Spx) – ‘A Season of Doubt’. The single is from her latest album ‘Neuroplasticity’ and features guest vocals by Michael Gira of Swans. The powerful black and white visual (directed by Seth Pimlott) was partly inspired by the shooting of Mike Brown and subsequent events in Ferguson, and features footage of the Ferguson unrest. Cold Specks tells us: “I was in America when the Ferguson grand jury decision was announced. I was there again when it was announced the police officer who placed Eric Garner into a fatal chokehold would not be indicted. I felt an overwhelming sense of sadness. I just kept thinking of my baby brother. My brother is 12 years old. The same age as Tamir Rice, the child who was shot and killed as he carried his toy gun. It could’ve been him. I shouldn’t have to remember the first time I was called a nigger as vividly as my first kiss. I shouldn’t have to experience and witness the burden of being black in 2015. It shouldn’t have to be this painful. The video for ‘A Season of Doubt’ was made with these feelings in mind.” Watch the striking visual below.
By Alexander Aplerku, AFROPUNK Contributor
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