Due to the murders of Sean Bell, Alton Sterling, Philando Castle, Alton Sterling and numerous brothers and sisters by questionable police officers over the past few years, many grew sick of the injustice and wanted their voices to be heard. Soul crooner Alexi is one such powerful voice and his new track Change is music you need to listen to now!
Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Alexi created an inspirational ballad that sheds more light on police brutality, but also demands unity and equal treatment of Black and Brown people. When I listen to Change, the subtle yet powerful track made me think of Michael Jackson’s 1996 politically charged song They Don’t Really Care About Us (HIStory is my number two favorite MJ record)! Yes, both songs had different melodies and music one commonality they both have is police brutality. Michael sung about police brutality 20 years ago and it’s still going on…
Alexi penned a powerful biography regarding Change on his music page. Not only does he share his inspiration behind the tune, but he also goes deeper on how racism has impacted him:
Despite those white protesters that may good-heartedly say “I am Trayvon Martin” or “hands-up, don’t shoot,” the truth is: we are not Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Alton Sterling, or Philando Castile. We are, in fact, more likely to be the person holding the gun. Or if it’s not a gun that we’re holding, it’s a textbook, or a casting sheet, or a job application, or a mortgage paper, or a verdict form.
Much respect to Alexi for his honesty, truth and openness for dialogue to promote change! To read the full biography go to Noisetrade!
I encourage you to listen to listen to Change right now and download the track immediately on Noisetrade! After you download Change make sure you leave a tip because Alexi is donating 100% of the proceeds to Black Lives Matter.