SPiN just released a music video for their cover of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On”, a track off the upcoming Meant to Rise EP that features Nickey Knoxx of Epic Failure. Beginning with a sobering news clip regarding issues with the United States’ current political climate, the video segues into beautiful slow motion clips of a woman playing with what looks to be her son. In order to really drive the point home, these beautiful, peaceful clips are juxtaposed against clips of fighting, riots, protests, and even some Martin Luther King Jr. footage. The child depicted watches – glued to the television and the horror of what is actually going on in our world.
It’s not our history. It’s our now. And it’s terrifying.