Out of Baltimore, USA, feminist hardcore punk band War on Women have released a music video for their single White Lies which is part of their upcoming album Wonderful Hell, to be released on October 30th via Bridge Nine Records.
According to the label page “Wonderful Hell ‘s steadfast rager “White Lies” is a takedown of systemic racism and those who complicitly watch—and even benefit from—institutions that openly favor one group over everyone else”.
Watch the new video below and buy the new album on Bandcamp.
After having won an award for her documentary at the London Film Festival director of White Riot, Rubika Shah, explains in a video interview that all her previous films have been about youth culture, music and how the power of arts can change people’s lives.
White Riot focuses on the Rock Against Racism movement that began as a response to an increase in racist attacks in England and the surge of popularity towards the far-right National Front. As seen in the clip below, the founders of Rock Against Racism had been following the rise of hatred in their country and eventually they got fed up when Eric Clapton voiced his support, on stage, for said hatred and ignorance.
Only after the first week of protests in the US that were sparked by the murder of George Floyd, Trey Songz released a song about the matter. In it he wonders how much more suffering his brothers and sisters must face before real change happens.
As the struggle only continues for black people in the US Trey has now released the video for the song which can be viewed below.
“Tell me how can you be quiet? You know the language of the unheard, is a riot All we ever see from you is violence (true) You know you ain’t no better if you silent You talking ’bout the city on fire (oh, oh) Where your rage when my people die? We ain’t slaves, let my people fly (oh, yeah) Now it’s time, watch my people rise”