Breathe Now is a song of hope in the face of adversity and oppression. Building on a familiar hymn tune, its words are inspired by Martin Luther King, his Dream, his determination, and his use of biblical imagery to energize the pursuit of equality and justice.
Whips is a song remembering the history of slavery, to confront racism and oppression today. A privileged class of people lived in world built on a cotton industry that ripped children from mothers, placed Black people in coffles, and used whips and torture to extract work out of slaves.
Hope and Tears is a song about the Trail of Tears, the trail traveled by the Cherokee and other Native American peoples when they were expelled from their homeland in the 1830s. They were forced to march hundreds of miles and thousands of people died along the way.
Red Lines is a song about racism and the history of redlining. Starting in the 1930s, banks used maps with red lines around neighborhoods where black people lived, thereby designating these areas as high risk for home loans.