Delta Rae is voicing its thoughts on the current state of the nation with its latest single.
The band debuted its new single ‘All Good People’ and its video Monday. The song and is taken from the band’s new album The Dark, which is the companion to the band’s most recent album The Light.
The video opens with the band asking, “In a system built on colonization and enslavement, the Justice that the founding fathers invoked works works in service of whom? Can we trust the goddess Justice when she remains blind to the world she’s meant to oversee, her sword unused and her scales unbalanced?”
From there, the video opens with an African-American man out for a late night run through his town. Meanwhile others sit in their homes going about their business when red and blue lights start flashing outside their homes. Everyone takes notice and goes to their windows to see what is happening. Not to give away too much, but the man who went for the run even sees the lights ahead of him in the distance as he returns home to his family.
As the man is joining his family for a celebration, the lights start up again, leading him and others to take to the streets. The man makes his way to a church where he meets with the Goddess Justice, at which point the song ends.
The band discussed the video in a news release distributed Tuesday.
Making this video was an emotional process for us all, and we can’t send enough thanks to everyone involved in its creation,” the statement reads. “Our collaboration with gifted individuals, film and tech experts, and generous friends is proof of the strength of relationships, empathy, honest communication, and vulnerability. It’s the first video we’ve made as a fully independent band and the conversations we had along the way helped turn this into a project that we’ll be proud of for years to come.
The musical arrangement featured in this song and its lyrical content partner to present the song very much in the vein of a spiritual, adding to the song’s impact even more. At one point in the song, there is even a throw back to the timeless song ‘Amazing Grace.’
The band additionally addressed the song’s lyrical content in its statement.
”We are running full tilt in search of true Justice, not a deified force who upholds unjust law,” the statement reads. “We hope you’ll run with us. Everyone is at different points in this journey — some people have been sprinting for longer than we’ve been alive, and so many are desperately tired. Wherever you are on the road, we hope you see yourself reflected in this video. It’s up to All Good People to continue to carry the fire. Vote. Wear a mask. No doom-scrolling. Take care of yourselves this week. Hold up each other.”
Proceeds from sales of Delta Rae’s new single and associated apparel will benefit The Poor People’s Campaign and other African-American-led community organizations.
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