Track of the Day: Terrace Martin, Denzel Curry, Kamasi Washington and more “PIG FEET” (2020)

“The video to this song is happening right outside your window,” reads some urgent text before footage from the current protests in the US flash across the screen. A raw, relentless power exists in the simple and blunt visuals for Terrace Martin’s new song “PIG FEET”, recorded with an impressive roster of guests in response to the murder of George Floyd by a racist police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota just over a week ago.

“Someone asked, how do I feel? I told them hurt, fearless, angry, aware and fully ready to protect me, my family and my people at all costs,” said Martin in a press release about the song. “I got together with Black men that felt the same way and created a work of truth.”

The result is a potent blend of talent from Denzel Curry, Daylyt, G Perico, and jazz prodigy Kamasi Washington. And they’ve turned in an expressive, effecting piece that conveys the feelings of frustration fuelling these protests and reaching out for change. Appropriately, the music video ends with a long list of black men and women who have been killed by the police over the years.

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is the Deputy Editor of the AU review and a freelance travel writer. You can reach him on Instagram by following @chrisdsingh.