Art has always been reflective of the times, and many artists use a variety of mediums to spread a message they hope will positively influence the times.
Malcolm London is genuine and effortless in this facet. On Charlie, the first single off Opia, London uses excerpts from Charlie Chaplin’s speech in The Great Dictator urging the world for humanity.
London’s words are honest and thought provoking, but the icing on the cake is the ending from Christian Jalon, whose words send a strong yet graceful message of revolution.
We’re gonna rise up/we’re gonna shut them down/and power to my people/Right on, right on