By Mike McKenney, Rock At Night New England
Review: Marieme’s video “Songs for the Revolution”
Marieme will release a string of singles this summer: ‘Songs For The Revolution.’ She kicks the series off with a video only release of her track “Lovechild” that recently premiered on Billboard Pride. The Senegalese-American singer was so moved by recent events she decided to work with new music with the hopes of starting to heal herself and the world around her.
Of the track Marieme says: The song is about remembering who you are, you’re a lovechild.” The video was directed by Fredgy Noël and was shot during the New York WorldPride celebrations. The track promotes the protection for black trans lives and features the names and faces of Transgender women of color murdered in this country this year.
“Trans lives matter, we know nothing about their struggle and whether you agree with their life or not, it is your duty to treat every human being as such, a HUMAN! Unfortunately the rate in which Black Trans women are being killed is alarming. There are many constructs to deconstruct, that’s the only way to end oppression for all.”
“Lovechild” reminds us all that we were born to love and closes with “There is no pride without liberation for all of us”.