Guerilla Ghost debuted its latest single this week.
The duo — Tron Jovi and Bad Graphics Ghost — debuted its new single ‘The Immigrant Song‘ Friday. It come from the group’s forthcoming album We Get What We Deserve, which is scheduled for release July 31 through Third Eye Entertainment. Its debut comes less than a month after the act debuted the album’s lead single, ‘Wesley Snipes in Demolition Man.’
While ‘The Immigrant Song’ bears the same name as the famed song from famed rock band Led Zeppelin, this is not a cover of that song. Rather, it addresses the oppression of African-Americans.
Bad Graphics Ghost talked about the song, including its lyrical theme, in a recent interview.
“This song is one of my personal favorites on the record and possibly one of the better songs we’ve written and recorded,” he said. “Our dear friend and frequent collaborator Commakazee blessed us with her signature brand of harmony and melody to help drive the urgency of the song’s message home. I wrote this after watching a video of a young girl crying for her father after he was wrongfully arrested and sent to ICE concentration camps along the southern border. Being a father of two daughters myself, this moved me to the deepest pits of my heart and soul. I was moved to say something and to speak it loudly. I believe that no one should have to suffer for the racist and sexist stigmas enforced upon their people and culture by a fascist capitalist empire that seemingly refuses to show sympathy or practice tolerance of other beings.”
“For a country that claims to be founded as a safe haven for refugees and immigrants fleeing their homelands from political and religious persecution, it’s devastating to witness us become a nation thriving with racial injustices and violence in the name of Christianity,” added Bad Graphics Ghost. “Everyone deserves the right to equal treatment and the promise of a better future for themselves and their family. That being said, it was only fitting to debut this song during the weekend while America celebrates it’s “independence”. I hope this song strikes a nerve in all who listen, specifically motivating them towards positive change. If god does exist, we are all made in her image. If god does exist, may she show mercy on the world. No child left behind.”
‘The Immigrant Song’ is available to stream and download through Spotify, Google Play, and the duo’s official Bandcamp page.
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