RATM's Tom Morello and Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds Debut Protest Song 'Stand Up'

'When I call the police will they just kill me? Will they just kill you?'

“When I call the police will they just kill me? Will they just kill you? When I call the police will they just protect me 'cause I’m white skinned too?”

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds have teamed up with Italian electronic producer The Bloody Beetroots and American trans artist/activist Shea Diamond to unleash a new protest song, titled "Stand Up."

Check out the official lyric video below.

Regarding the new track, Morello stated in a press release:

"I grew up in the tiny lily white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people. It seems that the times, they are a’changin’. I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal. We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete."

Proceeds from the track will benefit the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

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