All art is political. But The Robert Cray Band’s new song, “This Man” ticks all the boxes: it urges Americans to vote Donald Trump out of office, while also paying tribute to Civil Rights giant, the late Congressman John Lewis.
Set to the backdrop of protestors today and marches of years (and decades) past, the new song builds around hypnotic bass, keys, and a rhythm that doesn’t seem to stop.
Cray is unabashed in his takedown of President Trump, “We need to get him out, get him out, get him out,” he urges. Politics aside, the song is as good as any Cray’s written, and those are too many to number.
The video ends with a clip of Congressman Lewis at the March on Washington in 1963 where he delivered an historic call to justice and racial equity.
Watch the video below, and vote in November.