London artist Shygirl links with Arca on new track 'unconditional'.
The beautiful new track is online now, and it pairs two of our favourite artists, two voices whose multi-disciplinary approach thrives on openness.
Available to download now on Bandcamp, it's set as pay-what-you-like with 100% of funds generated from sales will divided between Black Lives Matter and Inquest UK.
Seemingly in the works for some time, 'unconditional' arrives online following a week of trauma and grief for the Black community.
“I felt overwhelmed this week. Inundated with imagery and news that triggered emotions I was not immediately ready to deal with. I found myself reaching for a lifeline, a brief moment of reprieve to steady me before I inevitably returned to the news, the deep dive of personal reflection and to the protest.”
“Protesting reminded me that I wasn’t alone. The possibility that others might feel the way I do, even in the slightest, made me want to speak up and reach out, to provide something. I find both solace and power in music, so it’s in this that I have a resource to share. With the aim to build emotional strength and connections in this time of awakening, reflection and protest.”
“I wrote the lyrics to this song a while ago, originally thinking of love, family, betrayal and ultimately strength in adversity. It was only this week that I thought of this song again with everything going on. The emotion of the song still rang true but this time in a wider way, a bigger family, a deeper betrayal, a greater need for love.”
“It felt right to share this now and I hope it means something to you.”
Tune in now.
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