Adia Victoria has dropped a new single, “South Gotta Change,” executive produced by T Bone Burnett. Of the track she says, “In 2020 I have watched as the world became irreversibly altered. The upheaval Covid-19 caused has allowed for a sacred pause in our daily life.
During this lapse we lost Congressman John Lewis. In the days following his death I pondered the work he accomplished and the work left to us who remain.
‘South Gotta Change’ is a prayer, an affirmation, and a battle cry all at once. It is a promise to engage in the kind of ‘good trouble’ John Lewis understood necessary to form a more perfect union.
No other place embodies the American experiment with the precision of the South. It is home to both unspeakable horror and unshakable faith. It is up to us, those who are blessed enough to be Southern, to take up the mantle Brother Lewis left us. As the old saying goes, “As the South goes, so goes the nation.”