In light of the current social climate, a lot of artist have been attempting to draw attention to police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. When white artists try this, it can be sticky. Most recently, America’s favorite socially active rapper Macklemore released “White Privilege II” in order to attempt present what he feels to be his position within this struggle. And while awareness raised by any means does have a degree of worth, the self-deprecating five-minute dirge received a good amount of backlash for both its content and its sloppy construction.
As if to show Macklemore how to do it right, today Poliça released the video for their single “Wedding” from their upcoming LP United Crushers. Taking a view point that’s effective while maintaining its musicality, the video meshes documentation with surrealistic representation in order to give the sort of horrific representation that police brutality so deserves. Watch below.
United Crushers is out 3/4 on Mom + Pop.