Billboard Premier: https://fanlink.to/Justice_BillboardPremier
Download and stream:
Apple Music: https://fanlink.to/Justice_AppleMusic
*Trombone Shorty appears courtesy of Blue Note/Universal Music
“Justice” was shot at various locations in and around New Orleans in Oct 2016.
The song features longtime friend and collaborator Trombone Shorty, and marks the first new studio cut from the band since their “Dirty Word” LP release in July of 2013.
Long worth the wait, the new single “Justice” comes out firing rhythmically, while offering a hopeful, yet cautious message, amidst the uncertainty and upheaval around the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States of America- Donald Trump.
“This song is basically our current take on the message of equal opportunity and the right to a decent life for all humans. The human part is that major common thread that some other humans have the ability to ignore. This song is to remind people that we are all in this together no matter what your beliefs, race, or any other perceived differences. When you look at how far we’ve come and think about all the progress we’ve made and then think about how far we still have to go. That’s when you need justice in all its form”.
“In light of certain messages and overall tones of acceptance (or lack there of) being voiced by many over recent months… inauguration day seemed to be an appropriate time to voice the need for equal say and opportunity for all people. We entered a New Year with a lot of unanswered questions on the subject of ‘justice’ that we all felt a little uneasy about. But there’s only so much we can do and this track is our way of expressing our worries. That being said, I stand behind Obama in his words, “A new future is ours to write. And I’m as confident as ever that it will be led by the United States of America — and that our best days are still ahead.”
– Ivan Neville
The visual elements were collectively edited and mixed by Edward Holub @HolubFilms, Theodore Kushner @ OBeaRo Productions, Andrew Anthony @BestCoastPro and Dylan O’Donovan.
Live and traditional video of the band members was shot locally around New Orleans by Edward Holub.
The concept was generated and co-directed by @SilverbackMusic
Dumpstaphunk would like to thank:
Troy Andrews, Dave Bartlett, Mike @ StudioBE , Edward Holub , Rob Steinberg, Jonny Ray @NolaMovieGuy, BestCoastPro, Theodore Kushner, Lawrence Roeck, The Faction, and @SilverbackMusic and most of all the people of New Orleans and everywhere else who support good music!
“We are all beautiful…… Lets Face It”
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