This song was created using all live instruments, and was originally performed live in front of a large crowd in Berkshire County, MA. At first this song was largely improvised in both music and lyrics. Jackson raps over a soulful old school hip-hop beat, laden with classic rhodes textures, live sax, tasty baselines, with boom bap beat from a smokey drum kit. The lyrical content carries the listener with political outcry for social justice, personal reflection, and conviction, during times in which cynicism is the new way of coping... May this song be enjoyed! May you take action to make a difference in the world.
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released January 19, 2016
Lyrics by Jackson Whalan 2016
Music produced by Barncat Productions
Tyler Gasek on saxaphone, Max Wheeler on Fender Rhodes, Lukas Wheeler on drums, Will McGovern on bass.
Recorded at SubStation Studio (Housatonic, MA).
Mixed and mastered by Jackson Whalan
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