Tom Morello and Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds team up on protest song, Stand Up
Tom Morello has teamed up with Imagine Dragons vocalist Dan Reynolds, Shea Diamond and producer The Bloody Beetroots on a new protest song, titled Stand Up. The song was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement. Take a listen below.
Writing about the song over Instagram, Morello explained that watching a Black Lives Matter rally happen in his small hometown in the American Midwest served the collaboration’s inspirational spark.
“I grew up in the tiny lily-white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, et cetera, et cetera,” Morello explained. “On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people.”
“I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal. We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete.”
The proceeds from Stand Up will be divided between four organisations – the NAACP, Known Your Rights Camp, Southern Poverty Law Center and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
Morello has been a big supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement – even indirectly inspiring Black Sabbath to release a special charity t-shirt when he wore a Black Lives Matter t-shirt in the style of Sabbath’s Masters Of Reality cover art.
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