MEMPHIS, TN – 7 Mar, 2017 – Emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement, established soulful singer, songwriter, and producer, Tim Terry, releases the official music video and new socially conscious single ‘Soul Power,’ for Black America to recognize their strength.
Because music has the power to change us, encourage us and heal us, the political landscape of the recent election, Black Lives Matter, and the current frustration of people of color urged Terry to release the new single and powerful video simultaneously.
“I released this song because, since the death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and the acquittal of his killer, it appears some of White America has been emboldening to openly verbalize their negative true feelings about people of color.” The soulful crooner continues to explain, “The relationship between cops and Black America has always been strained and the recent shootings of unarmed black men by cops being acquitted is staggering. I wanted the video to depict our celebration despite all of the misfortune we have encountered and for Black America to recognize our strength.”
Written and arranged by Terry and produced and composed by Jonathan Richmond, ‘Soul Power’ is poised to be an anthem for 2017. Unapologetic and bold in his stance, coupled with his signature voice, and the familiar Tim Terry Experience sound, Terry allows us to see his concerns through his eyes in verse two, “Cops killing kids are being protected/while kids killing kids are incarcerated oh my/Laws get passed and we don’t notice/and we do nothing/cause we don’t vote sh**.
Music can be political and be moving without celebrating hate,” says the Memphis-bred talent whose musical influences include Donny Hathaway, Marvin Gaye, Willie Hutch, Al Green and Isaac Hayes.
Like other music soundtracked by protests — James Brown’s, ‘Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud,’ Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On, John Legend and Common’s ‘Glory, and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Alright’ — ‘Soul Power’ is yet another police brutality and racial injustice themed-song emerged from the Black Lives Matter movement.
Video Link: https://youtu.be/pwsNVzeqqjY
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