Even the most optimistic among us get tired of fighting the same battles and the Sounds of Blackness are no exception. The three-time Grammy Award-winning group is back with a timely anthem for the movement entitled “Sick & tired.”
Inspired by 400 years of systemic injustice that continues today, the group’s singers and band express the perpetual pain and rage of Black people in the words of the Great Fannie Lou Hamer: “I’m Sick Tired of Being Sick & Tired!”
Several Sounds of Blackness soloists are featured on this moving track, along with the unmistakable voice of Jamecia Bennet, who also directed the “Sick & Tired” video. The group once again have as their special guests HSRA (High School for Recording Arts).
The song, written and produced by music director Gary Hines, was also recorded at HSRA in St Paul.
The single goes to radio during Black Music Month on June 19, 2020, Juneteenth, and will be available at all online outlets July 1. Sounds of Blackness will also donate a portion of the proceeds to the George Floyd Scholarship Fund.
For more info, go to www.soundsofblackness.org.