In the wake of ongoing protests against police brutality, protest songs are making their way into the spotlight, and this one deserves your attention. Keedron Bryant, who is only 12-years-old, powerfully sings about race and the struggles of being black in America.
In the song, Bryant describes this as his “battle cry.” Over soulful vocals and an experimental rhythm, the heavy lyrics go on, making me shed a tear every time I hear them. Like when he sings: "I'm a young black man doing all that I can to stand / Oh but when I look around and I see what's being done to my kind / Every day I'm being hunted as prey / My people don't want no trouble, we've had enough struggle."
Bryant made the song with his mother. They have been featured in many articles for this tune, so I'm surprised the way I found it was by blindly stumbling across different tracks on Soundcloud. But regardless, if you’re discovering this song on the news, on social media or here, on Indie Shuffle, do me a favor and show it some love.