In a situation eerily similar to the Kashief Browder story, Sandra Bland, 28, committed suicide in her jail cell following a wrongful detainment. A reminder that the injustices we see occurring throughout society as it relates to policing and criminal justice are far reaching and vast. From the artist, Dev Hynes: “I had a somewhat […]
The music video, which recieved critical acclaim worldwide, not only follows the relationship between two men and the subsequent homophobic backlash they recieve, but it is also a metaphor with the protagonist comparing his lover to religion, specifically the Catholic Church. The artist notes the song grew out of his frustration with Catholic Church teachings, […]
Hurray For The Riff Raff give us this piano driven track showcasing life for Puerto Ricans in New York as well as the hurricane ravaged island in the aftermath of Maria. An inspiring tune about struggle, resilience, and marching forward.
“Glory” is the Oscar Award winning song from the Movie Selma, a film from Ava DuVernay chronicling the 1965 voting right marches from Selma to Montgomery. Despite it’s historical origins, the gospel-infused song is unfortunately just as relevant today.
Vic Mensa hits heavy with this dark pop track about children being told they were going to a better place only to be separated from there parents and placed in cages. It plays like a feature track from a movie about a dystopian future-verse where this happens actually happens. Sad overall, and I think he […]
Micro-agressions are laced throughout the beginning of the song as a cleverly produced baseline and beat take hold. Oh and if you want to learn about her culture you need to pay her.
tUnE-yArDs offers a visually catching and metaphorical look at the meaning of “real” in today’s society and touches on issues ranging from body image, debt, fame, and even America’s attachment to oppressive imagery and symbols.
This haunting dance tune portrays a heaven featuring a sexually abusive St. Peter. Although primarily tied to the abuses committed by the Catholic Church, this song makes a statement about the abuses of many who are in positions of power.
Solange Knowles, an American singer/songwriter and daughter of a hairdresser gives us piece about the microaggressions black women face because of their hair. The artist notes hair is “incredibly spiritual, and, energetically, it really encompasses and expresses who we are.” She continues that the meaning of the song “is as much as what it feels […]
The latino soul group challenges the idea that freedom isn’t free, a concept and ideology that’s been at the center of America’s hyper-militarization and foreign policy for years.
Jessie Reyez gets to the heart of the shifting laws around U.S. asylum system and it’s affect of family, life, and love. Smooth and insightful, Jessie asks us to face the personal toll our politics can take on all individuals.
Since rocketing to fame, Lizzo has often been praised for championing body positivity by upending dominant ideals of health and beauty, which prioritize slim, white bodies. But Lizzo herself is unimpressed. “I’m sick of being an activist because I’m fat and Black. I want to be an activity because I’m intelligent, because I care about […]
From the artist: “The massacre at the Emanuel AME church in Charleston, South Carolina, in June is just the latest in a string of racially charged events that have broken my heart. There are a lot of things to fix in this world, but history says if we don’t address this canker, centuries in the […]
From Pink’s seventh album, Beautiful Trauma, this lead single paints a very bleak picture of what she sees as a broken America. The lyrics are vague enough to apply to any sort of injustice, but Pink tips her hand by introducing visuals of the Republican National Convention at the top of the video. We see […]
Mavis Staples presents a very soulful track referencing the removal of Confederate statues and what they possibly should be replaced with.
Jorja Smith had such belief in this anti-policy brutality track that her team rereleased the tune on Smith’s 2018 debut album Lost & Found.
MILCK’s “Quiet” may be more aptly titled “I won’t be quiet”, and we don’t want her to as this song became one of the more impactful protest/political songs in recent memory. This updated video features new visuals from flash mobs filmed during the Women’s March on Washington.
From the artist: “We’re suffocating as a people. Every day, there’s a fear of being shot or killed or accused of something that we didn’t do. Freedom is not living in fear, and Black people have to live with that fear.” “I don’t understand how people don’t recognize what privilege is, and how we, as […]
JusPaul ride along thru Barry Farms. Pax City will often feature music that offers insight into the lives of others. One of our fundamental goals at this platform is to bridge gaps between communities, getting honest perspectives on life from a range of artists greatly assists that effort.
Like many of the artists featured on PTTP Sadie Dupuis is no stranger to writing about worthy causes. And although there are no shortage of pop songs about sex, this one is included in the PTTP library because this song is about the subject of consent and tackles it in a very sex-positive manner.
Henrietta “Etta” Bond is a British singer-songwriter and the first signing to OddChild Music. “Seen and Never Heard” is one of Etta’s boldest offerings to date. An empowerment track for individuals who don’t conform to societal obsessions with perfect bodies, IG posts, likes, comments, and so on.