Artists: Alex Faith & Dre Murray
Featured Artist: Swoope
Song: “Wake Up Music”
Song Producer: Wit
Video Director: Scouts Honor Media
Album: Southern Lights: Overexposed (iTunes | Amazon | Google Play)
Album Release Date: April 28, 2015
Label: Collision Records
PRESS RELEASE STATEMENT:
In the wake of Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, and more recently, Martese Johnson and the SAE; “Wake Up Music” is a song written to talk about the real issues happening on the streets everyday in America—the racism, brutality, injustice and inequality. There’s a cry that they’re lives matter—as do all lives—and the song and video are saying, “Wake up to the fact that our humanity is not valued equally, and we need to talk about it.” The idea that racism has died off just because nooses no longer hang from trees has proven to be untrue. We need speak on this historic issue that has yet to see meaningful resolve.
Southern Lights: Overexposed
In 1995, Andre Benjamin, before ‘3-stacks,’ told the world, “The South got something to say.” Southern Lights: Overexposed continues in that legacy. Influenced by the same people and practices that put the South on the map—UGK, 8-ball and MJG, Ghetto Boyz, DJ Screw, Paul Wall, TI, slabs, pits, grills, candy paint and chrome—Alex and Dre take pride in those things that shaped them as artists, while conveying a message of higher purpose.
Watch “Wake Up Music” feat. Swoope below: