Award winning jazz vocalist Robert E. Person has teamed with pianist Allyn Johnson to pen and release the new single “Let My People Live”. The track serves as a collaborative musical statement promoting peace, unity and love amid the perils of today’s society. “Let My People Live” examines the recent social conditions of police brutality, heightened racial conflict and the many challenges of cultural acceptance.
Person and Johnson released this powerful and creative single in acknowledgement of Black History Month and in response to their personal conviction to encourage unity on a global scale. The track also features trumpeter Dre King and sanctioned rapper Deacon Izzy to flow a poetic account of the growing tragic occurrences played out in the communities of the United States.
“All lives won’t matter until black lives do,” Deacon Izzy conveys. “As artists, we will always speak truth through our music. I ask that you hear our voice, understand our story and walk with us as we change the world for the better. We will never forget those we have lost in the struggle for equal treatment under the law. They are always with us and we honor their legacy through this song.”
Music, in many cases, is the bridge to social movements. Person and his musical colleagues have commissioned themselves to use Jazz, Inspirational music, Rap and lyrics as a tool of goodwill and in advocacy of human tolerance.
“‘Let My People Live’ is my first effort at lending my voice to a movement,” shares Person. “It is my intent to affirm and promote that love always wins.”
Although the many social situations that plague our world are difficult and sometimes seem hopeless, the message in “Let My People Live” is simple.
“We all are human and deserve to be treated as such,” says pianist Allyn Johnson. “Applying and sharing this simple value can bring a wellspring of hope. Individually, each person must do their part to contribute positively to society and respect one another, and that starts from within. We must keep our hearts with all diligence, for out of the heart are the issues of life (Proverbs 4:23). Spread love and live!”
“Let My People Live” is available now at digital outlets including iTunes, Spotify, and Google Play.