Fresh off of a win in 2015’s Toronto Independent Music Awards (Best Urban category), Canadian emcee, Es, delivers an emotionally charged new single (DJ Pack) and video entitled ‘Fact Remains’.
Here is what he had to say about it…
“This new song speaks to the usually uncomfortable topic of race relations. It was inspired by the events of the past 12 to 18 months involving police brutality, criminalization of, and media portrayal of people of colour. The media portrayal of people of colour has in a way tainted our perceptions in many circumstances and situations.
I approached this song from the vantage point of an observer (first verse) and that of a concerned parent (second verse). Check this out tomorrow night and see where I’m coming from.
This is the way I see things from my vantage point. There is plenty of blame to go around. The first step in achieving any sort of resolution is to first acknowledge that there is a problem, then uniting as a people (regardless of skin colour) to find productive ways to move forward. There is NOTHING more counterproductive than having your problems and concerns dismissed as trivial or irrelevant. This is the core message in this one”.