MUSIC

GARY

CLARK JR.

NEW SONG IS A SCATHING LOOK OF TRUMP-ERA

RACISM

01.11.19

by: Rolling Stone

For Gary Clark Jr., racism was a part of everyday life growing up in Texas. It’s something he rarely spoke about as he became one of the world’s greatest living guitar players, championed by everyone from Eric Clapton to Barack Obama. But the 2016 election and the subsequent policies of President Donald Trump changed that.

Today, Clark releases “This Land,” a powerful, blues-soaked indictment of modern racism. Clark sings a true story about living on “50 acres with a Model A/Right in the middle of Trump country,” next to a neighbor who “can’t wait to call the police on me.” The chorus is something he’s heard before: “Nigga run, nigga run/Go back where you come from.”

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