B.O.E. Music Group artist MAJOR. has teamed with Amber Riley to record “#ChangeRightNow,” a powerful call-to-action song encouraging listeners to unite to end the police-related killings of Black males.
Produced by Harmony Samuels, “#ChangeRightNow” builds like the Negro Spiritual “We Shall Overcome” sung during the Civil Rights Movement and includes the chorus, “Something’s got to change, right now, right now.”
More empathetic than angry, the song conveys “When your brother is dead, that means my brother is dead” and “We can move mountains if we do it together.”
The song also features an excerpt of President Barack Obama’s speech on Selma. Obama says, “Our march is not yet finished. Two hundred and thirty nine years after this nation’s founding, our union is not yet perfect, but we are getting closer.”
A statement posted on MAJOR.’s SoundCloud page explains the motivation for recording the song. “This is OUR response to the racial injustice in the land,” the statement reads. “MAKE IT YOUR ANTHEM… We as artists must come together and express ourselves as only we can…the world is listening. STEP UP & BE HEARD!”
I can see this song being sung at rallies and protests.