- 25 Jun 20
Sadie Jemmett's debut album 'The Blacksmith's Girl' was released back in 2013.
Produced and recorded in her home studio during lockdown and released through her Bandcamp page, all proceeds raised will go to the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
The NAACP work hard to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all.
The song dropped on June 9 on the singer's Bandcamp page, and will be released on all digital platforms from June 26 onwards.
In keeping with iconic protest songs of the '60s and '70s, Jemmett is inspired by artists such as Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, CSNY and Judy Collins.
Written and recorded in three days after harrowing, brutal video footage of George Floyd’s death at the hands of police went viral, the song is in solidarity with protests taking place globally.
“I have written this protest song as a response to the brutal and unlawful killing of George Floyd. I understand that as a white person I can have no real experience of what black communities have to live through," Sadie wrote to her fans.
"But as a songwriter I can use my voice to stand in solidarity with communities, friends and fellow musicians all over the world. Any future revenue made from this song will go to the NAACP."
Jemmett refuses to shy away from writing politically-charged music, releasing the single 'Don’t Silence Me' as a #MeToo anthem two years ago.,
'The Wilder Shores of Love' from her third album Phoenix (2019) was penned as a result of the refugee crisis.
Watch the powerful lyric video for Jemmett's 'The Killing of George Floyd' below: