Sault – Untitled (Black Is)

From its opening moments, it’s clear that SAULT’s latest release, Untitled (Black Is) is a work of Black art that is made for the struggle. In a nod to the Black Power era and the radical energy that ignited it, Untitled (Black Is) opens with the track “Out The Lies.” After booming chants of “Revolution has come! Still won’t put down the gun! (a refrain that the Black Panther Party would employ at actions back in the day), the song gives way to somber piano and a spoken word section that details the beauty, joy, and resistance inherent in being Black in a world inundated with anti-blackness: “Black is safety, Black is benevolence, Black is a lifeboat after an SOS…and when everything else fails, Black endures”…

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