GRiZ and Matisyahu launch video for the protest track Americans want – Dancing Astronaut

GRiZ and Matisyahu’s much-anticipated single off GRiZ’s upcoming album Ride Waves, “A New Day,” has been choosing up traction because it’s launch on Feb 22. With the discharge of its visible counterpart, the collaboration arguably embodies one thing that dance music has not succeeded in capturing—a name to motion.

Some of probably the most influential and timeless songs have been protest songs; Woody Guthry’s storytelling and affect led to Bob Dylan giving the 60’s “The Times They Are A-Changin’,” injustice within the internal metropolis within the 1980’s result in NWA’s “Fuck Tha Police,” the misguided wars within the center east led to Bruce Springsteen’s “Bring ‘Em Home,” extra lately Jay Z captured a whole period of race relations and oppression with “The Story of OJ.” These songs tackled points. They introduced them to the forefront of every day lives and made folks ask the questions they had been averse to even desirous about. They are prime examples of the affect music can have on the world.

GRiZ and Matisyahu wrote “A New Day” simply days after the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. Their collaboration utilized GRiZ’s capability to seize consideration and promote positivity by means of an anthem. Matisyahu’s voice over the backyard of sound GRiZ so delicately curated surpasses—even ranges—predespositions on the problem, reopening the ears and eyes of a sleeping large.

The music video for “A New Day” raises the curtain for the observe shedding mild on one of the vital difficult points at this time, the gun violence disaster. The photos reinvigorate a difficulty folks have change into virtually numb to. “A New Day” follows actual individuals who have been personally affected in several methods as a result of gun violence. These people are all American and have all suffered vastly. Another factor they share in frequent is their power. In every of their eyes is a spark of resilience, a spark that would begin a much-needed hearth. They present viewers, not simply the ache of the person, however the unifying power to face as much as make the change that's lives in each American.

“Collaborating with actual folks was such a humbling expertise as every of the people we labored with all endured unspeakable hardships but remained resilient, optimistic and past beneficiant in serving to us to finish this mission,” mentioned Director Robert Nyerges, “We hope that this movie shall be one small step ahead on the trail to progressive change.”

The impactful pictures of protests on Washington, vigils from Vegas, statistics on suicide, and the expressions of insurmountable ache from precise individuals who skilled firsthand depart little doubt that this disaster is actual and motion must be taken by each American, now.

The flag needn’t be at half mast this usually.

Visit and add your voice to the tens of millions urging senators to help S.42, laws wanted to increase background checks on gun gross sales and save lives.