Ric Wilson Releases New Single/Video, “Trunk Music”

Chicago-based musician, activist, and organizer Ric Wilson releases a new single/video, “Trunk Music.” The track follows Wilson’s summer protest anthem, Fight Like Ida B & Marsha P, “a bass-thumping ode to resistance, a history lesson coated in a honey-thick, infectious beat” (Interview Magazine), and They Call Me Disco, his collaborative EP with GRAMMY-nominated producer Terrace Martin released this past spring. Wilson first debuted “Trunk Music” live at Pitchfork Music Festival in 2019, backed by the Lane Tech high school marching band. With production from LPXIV, “Trunk Music” is brassy and low-key, featuring Sam Veren (trumpet), Niko the Great (keys), and Reggie Got Beats (key bass). The accompanying video was co-directed by A Solo Vision and Mauricio Reyes.
I wrote this song two years ago and shot this video one year ago,” says Ric. “When I heard this beat my cousin made, it reminded me of seeing Grand Prix on southside blocks as a shorty and hearing the loud music coming from sound systems. Just like those boomin trunks, we are rebellious, we are loud, and we don’t need to be understood.”

 Watch Ric Wilson’s Video for “Trunk Music”

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