faSade Released ‘My America’, a Song and a Music Video Tribute to Immigrants, the Real Heroes of Our Society
New York, November 24, 2017: Alternative electronic musician faSade released today a new song and a music video titled ‘My America’, as a tribute to immigrants: https://youtu.be/daDxbxcZOSc
An immigrant himself, faSade refused to ignore the dehumanizing rhetoric directed against immigrants by the current administration in the course of a cynical political campaign. He watched in disbelief how a society that used to be driven by collective aspirations of equality, fairness, inclusiveness and decency was seduced by an overt message of hatred, selfishness, xenophobia and disrespect for the core values of our society and its norms.
Having found himself living in a new reality controlled by an anti-hero, faSade created song lyrics and images that capture the real heroes of our society, the hard working army of immigrants that build our houses, cook our meals, clean our offices and take care of our children. ‘My America’ is a cry for that idealized past, where immigrants were recognized as the core foundation of our society, a society that was admittedly never ideal, but always inspired by ideals…
“The driving force behind my decision to create politically engaged material is my strong belief that musicians, having a unique emotional connection with their fans, should move beyond just entertaining them”, faSade explained. He added that musicians have the power to use that emotional connection to engage their fans about matters that are relevant to their lives, to inspire them and to drive them to action.
- The music video is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/daDxbxcZOSc
- The song is available on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1312864270?ls=1&app=itunes
faSade is an alternative electronic musician who crafts songs that capture the intensity of emotions and frames them in raw electronic arrangements. While faSade uses the vocabulary of modern electronic music, with complex arrangements and edgy instrumentation and rhythms, at the foundation of his songs lies solid song craft with melodies and lyrics that captivate the listener.
faSade witnessed the Nice, France terrorist attack in July 2016 and wrote ’84 Flowers’, a song and a music video dedicated to the memory of the 86 people (84 when the song was written) that lost their lives in this terrorist attack.
The song, the original music video https://youtu.be/eHhw4Bl9HOs, which includes video footage that faSade shot after the attack, and his personal story, have been featured in the following publications:
- http://www.nicematin.com/vie-locale/un-artiste-americain-dedie-une-chanson-et-un-clip-aux-victimes-de-lattentat-de-nice-104665 (in French)
- http://riviera-buzz.com/features/local-buzz/item/84-flowers-for-nice.html(in English)
The music video is available on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eHhw4Bl9HOs
The song is available on iTunes: https://itun.es/i67j3BT
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