ES hits the nail on the head by releasing “Fact Remains” a very powerful track both lyrically and visually about the Police brutality and race relations that have been rampant all over the US lately. We had to feature this one, as it talks to us very deeply.
“Fact Remains” was inspired by the events of the past 12 to 18 months involving police brutality, media portrayal and criminalization of people of colour and the varying opinions as it relates to race relations.
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 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.
Lyrics, free digital stream & download over at Es Bandcamp