AUDIO: Guerrilla Ghost – “The Immigrant Song” (Premiere)

We’re getting closer and closer to the release of Guerrilla Ghost’s upcoming album, “We Get What We Deserve”, and today we have the exclusive premiere of their newest single from the project, “The Immigrant Song”. This is the second drop from the upcoming project, and features a minimalist backdrop to further amplify the verses from Bad Graphics Ghost, who details the struggle of black life in America, which eventually give way to raw emotion. He had the following to say about the song:

“This song is one of my personal favorites on the record and possibly one of the better songs we’ve written and recorded. Our dear friend and frequent collaborator Commakazee blessed us with her signature brand of harmony and melody to help drive the urgency of the song’s message home. I wrote this after watching a video of a young girl crying for her father after he was wrongfully arrested and sent to ICE concentration camps along the southern border. Being a father of two daughters myself, this moved me to the deepest pits of my heart and soul. I was moved to say something and to speak it loudly. I believe that no one should have to suffer for the racist and sexist stigmas enforced upon their people and culture by a fascist capitalist empire that seemingly refuses to show sympathy or practice tolerance of other beings. For a country that claims to be founded as a safe haven for refugees and immigrants fleeing their homelands from political and religious persecution, it’s devastating to witness us become a nation thriving with racial injustices and violence in the name of christianity. Everyone deserves the right to equal treatment and the promise of a better future for themselves and their family. That being said, it was only fitting to debut this song during the weekend while America celebrates it’s “independence”. I hope this song strikes a nerve in all who listen, specifically motivating them towards positive change. If god does exist, we are all made in her image. If god does exist, may she show mercy on the world. No child left behind.”

Given the state of the world, artists like Guerrilla Ghost are ever more important, using music to draw attention to the political climate. We’ll get more of that on “We Get What We Deserve”, which is due out at the end of the month via Triple Eye Industries. Check out the new single below:

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