new music: rocker colleen lovejoy collabs with thundercat on tamir rice tribute

January 19, 2017

Resistance in songform has been apart of Black culture since slaves sang spirituals to get through legal torture. Rock singer Colleen Lovejoy joins the legacy of artists pushing back against police brutality, racism, and hatred in new collaboration with Thundercat on a song called “With Guns.” From its description, the song was ”Written after a young man was shot and killed across the street from my house. The next day there was no news of it. I called the police department and there was no record of it. I couldn’t help but think that if this young man’s skin had been a different color, his death would have made the news– let alone a police report. Dedicating this one to Tamir Rice and the countless others whose names are unknown, whose stories are untold and whose lives were taken too soon.” With a killer bassline from Thundercat and production by Ghian Wright, its cinematic sounds and poignant lyrics make it a song to remember and Colleen Lovejoy’s forthcoming album ‘Blush Attack’ is due at the end of January. Stream “With Guns” featuring Thundercat below.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor