Innovative Los Angeles composer Kan Wakan teams up with sultry R&B singer Jessica Childress crafting a soul-stirring new single “Oh Mother”. Highlighting her haunting tone, you can feel the intense emotion as she sings of a fight for a better world. The track was composed during the L.A. protests where thousands of people opposed the murder of George Floyd as well as the other many cases of violence against those of color. This stunning offering shows us that in times of dark tragedy there is a beauty in the way we all come together.
Childress’ soulful vocals soaring atop cinematic, orchestral arrangements is the perfect backdrop to emphasize the pain of systemic injustice and prejudice. The song’s many lush textures exude an eerie, mesmerizing essence. Childress reveals in a statement, “Oh Mother’ is a tribal dirge — raw and visceral, a prayer to the ancestors for healing in a moment of complete loss. As a nation, we have been here so many times before. The cycle seems unavoidable and that feels untenable. So in the middle of all this pain, we cry for help.”
The entire first month’s proceeds of “Oh Mother” will be donated to Black Votes Matter. The organization is dedicated to increasing voter registration and advocating for policies that benefit black communities. Take a listen to this poignant and timely release now.