2020 has been a rough one for everybody involved. Not just in America, but all over the world. However, we have dealt with one specific issue in this country that has not been put under such a microscope anywhere else: race. Due to many different factors, race relations have become a choice topic of discussion this year, causing many people to pick a side. Hailing from Las Vegas by way of New York City, rising artist I.Am.Tru.Starr, like many, has been dealing with this his whole life. Taking time to provide his commentary on the subject, he unleashes his engaging new single, "Somethings Gotta Change."
Produced by Skyloo, "Somethings Gotta Change," finds Tru at his absolute best. Utilizing his strong vocal range to set the tone, he then showcases his signature knack of bending melodies that even the most established of music veterans would awe at. Taking those qualities and packaging them with poignant and truthful songwriting, he provides a perspective that, while amplified through the year, has been traditionally oppressed and kept under wraps.
"This song is very much an of the moment thing due to the current state of the world, but speaks to the real heart of the problem," Tru shares. "Because what’s going on now, went on in the 60’s and every era in between." He continues, "I started reaching to people in my family that I hadn’t talked to in a while and through convos with my Aunt I found out that her and my grandfather grew up with Emmett Till." The Las Vegas vocalist explains, "They were cousins by marriage and were very close as kids. The uncle that Emmett was staying with in Mississippi when he was killed, is my great grandmas brother. Fucking crazy."
"So this shit that’s going on now hits closer to home."