prince debuts protest song baltimore online
The release comes ahead of tonight's Rally 4 Peace concert, which will stream live on Tidal.
Prince has debuted protest song Baltimore online, ahead of his Rally 4 Peace gig at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore tonight. Prince wrote the song in response to "the unrest in Baltimore and the socio/political issues around the country in the wake of a slew of killings of young black men," an official statement released earlier this week explained. The song is dedicated to the people of Baltimore, an area torn apart by riots following the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, who suffered fatal spinal injuries in police custody earlier this month.
The chorus of the protest song asks, "Are we gonna see another bloody day? We're tired of crying and people dying; Let's all take the guns away," continuing, "Enough is enough, it's time for love".
The sold out Rally 4 Peace gig will be streamed live on Jay Z's music streaming service Tidal for free (even if you don't subscribe) at 1am on Monday UK time (8pm Sunday New York time). Listeners can donate to the Baltimore Justice Fund, with Tidal matching all donations.