In a highly politicized society, political statements and powerful, informed dialogues matter, even in the form of music. ‘Resist’ by Agency gives that and more with a political statement in the form of highly politicized music of the 60’s and 70’s translated in the style of modern R&B. Listening to the album, you’ll hear traces of world, electronic, pop and rock influences, while enjoying the breadth and eccentrics of modern R&B. You can listen and share ‘Resist’ on Spotify and iTunes today.
Agency is similar to musical artists such as Frank Ocean, Sampha, Gallant, James Blake, FKA Twigs, and Drake. As an artist, Agency’s attitude is grounded in music story telling to cover the human experience, shed light, support hope and let go of regrets and fears. In between recording the followup to the critically acclaimed debut album IDENTITY, Agency decided to discuss, the utter turmoil and social upheaval centered around the US political climate.
Drawing upon various musical influences, including house, hip-hop, funk, and even blues, this set strives to expose the inequities, fears, and hope of existing generations and generations to come. Some songs, like original “Till & Marrow” draw the subject from racially charged incidences from the past. This song specifically address the killings of Emmet Till and Henry Marrow.
Senses of Insecurity is a breathtaking lamentation, setting a poem by Maya Angelou to stark instrumentation and melody. And tackling two covers, the lesser known Sinead O’Connor tune “Black Boys On Mopeds” and Jimi Hendrix’s Machine Gun, the act demonstrates through song that many of today’s issues are rooted in the past. To learn more about Agency, follow the @the_world_of_agency via Instagram as well as Facebook.
@oconnor.sinead wrote and recorded this absolutely gorgeous yet heartbreaking song back in the 80s. We updated it for today pointing a finger at our current “leader” and those around him. The USA is not really the place today that someone like Abraham Lincoln or our founding fathers imagined. And people are still being killed because of their race. When will we ever wake up? #coversong #moped #music #newmusic #acoustic #guitar #vocal #racism #police #nowplaying #dumptrump #soundcloud #resist #black song is on soundcloud (see link in bio)