New Marieme Video For ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ is the Call to Arms We Need Right Now
In these intensely difficult times, we have sought genuine inspiration wherever we could find it; and one person in particular seems to never let us down. Indeed, Brooklyn-by-way-of-Senegal songstress Marieme has consistently raised her glorious voice in spine-chilling defiance of all those who would seek to use injustice as a weapon against the righteous and the vulnerable—most recently with her stirring cover of Sam Cooke’s “A Change is Gonna Come” this past July.
Today she releases the accompanying video, and it is nothing short of a rallying cry—with images of Black men and women raising their fists in solidarity and power, and holding signs that read “The Fight Continues / Young Black Children Matter.” And in the midst of an election season already blatantly characterized by insidious voter suppression, it is precisely what is needed to remind everyone just how much is at stake—and also why there is a reason to hold out hope.
In fact, Sam Cooke’s original lyrics could not be more relevant to this moment in 2020:
“There been times that I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gon’ come, oh yes it will”
Remember those words…and get out the vote.