Oh yes we're talking Kings and Queens straight outta Melbourne and Toronto, where a soul deep exchange of pain and the fight for freedom is delved into, with the Soli x Mez Mariyé'scollaboration on 'Be Free'.
Written by Burn City artist Soli and Canadian artist Mez Mariyé, these two have used their voices to express the hurt felt worldwide from the injustices occurring within Black and Indigenous communities, it's a message enveloped in power and strength.
Soli'sdistinct sultry smooth vocals are slowly accelerated as her voice aches 'We stand tall oh no compromise, til the day Luther's prayers are heard, I have a dream, I have a dream" before the J. Cole sampled chorus kicks back in. Mez stands firm in his delivery as he spits 'all we want to do is take the chains off''.
"I want people to understand what it means to be a Black and/or Indigenous in 2020. I want people to understand the injustices that come with it. I want this to be another means of normalising conversation on this topic. This conversation is one that involves absolutely everybody, irrespective of your race. We can all be vessels of change" - Soli.
The change that MUST occur is abolishing racism, and in the shot by Mez Mariyé video clip, a unifying portrait is portrayed with a simplistic, yet strong visual approach as Solitakes centre stage in Be Free.
It's a tiresome fight towards collective unity, and the right to be human without being dehumanised due to your skin tone.
With Soli's EP due for release in 2021, IYC Music will be patiently waiting for a few more potential single's before then, until then follow Soli and Mez on the gram and keep supporting 'Be Free' by keeping it on rotation.
MELBOURNE X TORONTO
"The physical war or the psychological pain, The children my babies, I hope they live to see change, You know i'm going guns a blaze, They touch a hair on my name, But i'm anti-violent, like i'm anti-silent, It's all love and light, til i'm told to be quiet, Til i'm stopped for no reason, For my roots and my features..."