In honor of the release of soul singer-songwriter Elsie and The Vibe‘s new track “Just Don’t”, Elsie has curated an exclusive playlist for Impose titled “Movements”, highlighting some of the best tracks that have come out of change and growth. Check it out – as well as a track by track description – below, and get your groove on!
1. A Change is Gonna Come – Sam Cooke
Unfortunately even though this song was written 50 years ago, it’s still so relevant. While there has been progress, it seems to me that so many issues that existed when this song was written still exist, just in a different form… or in many cases, the form remains.
2. Borders – M.I.A
This song addresses the topic of refugees, questions Western values and calls for a major shift in attitude. I’m totally with it – borders are bullshit and this “I’dom” needs to become a “We’dom”.The video for this song is a must watch. It’s absolutely amazing.
3. Quiet – MILCK
I drove down to Washington, DC to be a part of the Women’s March this year. This song was performed acapella during the march and gained lots of attention as it is SO perfect. Its representation of female empowerment is spot on.
4. Solid Rock – Goanna
This song acknowledges that all of what we now call Australia is built on indigenous Aboriginal ground – something that the Australian constitution and legal system still doesn’t appropriately recognise. The song was released 30 years ago, but Australia has a long, long, looooong way to go in its recognition of it’s First Peoples.
5. War – Edwin Starr
I agree – war, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
6. Drone Bomb Me – ANOHNI
This song is highly confronting, deeply emotional and paints a very vivid picture of the tragedy drone bombs inflict on innocent people. It’s written from the perspective of a young girl seeking death after losing her family to a drone attack and it’s gut wrenching.
7. Big Yellow Taxi – Joni Mitchell
Earth Day just happened – look after Mother Nature!
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