Omar Musa has added another impressive piece of art to his continuously growing and thriving body of work stemming from his endeavours as both author and songwriter. “Assimilate” is the new single from Musa’s new album Since Ali Died, and comes as another powerful statement piece from the Queanbeyan lyricist and musician.
Bringing one of our other favourite new artists from 2017 – Tasman Keith – into the fold for this one, “Assimilate” is a call to arms of sorts, a slice of music presented to its audience with an air of potent defiance driving it. What does it mean to be part of Australia and it’s culture today? Omar and Tasman explore and challenge such attached notions with a ferocity and unabashed honesty that will undoubtedly split opinion. In many ways, this is the point. It’s a conversation that started many, many years ago and will be one that will continue for a long period of time to come.
Since Ali Died is to be released on December 1st.
Check out this, the online premiere of “Assimilate” below.
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Photo by David Charles Collins.