Anderson .Paak‘s message is as clear and direct as the single that expresses it and the video that accompanies it, “Lockdown” will be one of those songs that we’ll listen to in 10 years time, vividly remembering this 2020.
The song was announced Thursday by the American artist who shared the cover of the single in black and white on social media.
On one side there’s him holding in his hands a sign with “The People Are Rising” written on it, on the other side there are SiR, Dominic Fike, Jay Rock, Syd, Dumbfoundead and Andra Day that accompany him in the video.
On the cover of “Lockdown” there are the names of some of the victims for whom the black community is protesting in America such as Ahmaud Abrery, Breonna Taylor, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, Trayvon Martin and George Floyd.
The song was released to coincide with Juneteenth, the festival celebrating the emancipation of those who had been enslaved in the United States. An important day for a song that reflects on the current situation we are experiencing, from racial discrimination to police brutality.