Search The Line of Best Fit
Search The Line of Best Fit

Lizzo, N.A.S.A. and Sean Paul team up for new track "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!"

26 March 2015, 16:31 | Written by Laurence Day

N.A.S.A., Lizzo and Sean Paul have joined forces for new anti-police brutality anthem "Hands Up, Don't Shoot!".

The video features clips of police violence and graphic injuries. Be aware that it's not an easy watch.

One of the video's directors - and half of N.A.S.A. - Sam Spiegal has commented on the video, which arrived first on Pitchfork:

"After seeing all of this craziness going down with police brutality over the last year, I felt like I had to do a song about it. I know it's a complex problem. Policemen have one of the hardest jobs in the world, but there is a real endemic issue here around abuse of power and lack of consequence for wrongdoing.

One positive thing that’s come out of all of this, and something that’s inspired me quite a bit, has been seeing young people rise up and let their voices be heard. As a child of a generation that was largely apathetic, it’s been beautiful seeing people feeling empowered, speaking out, and trying to bring about change. As a culture of young people around the globe, I feel like we are more mobilized and politically empowered than I ever remember."

"Hands Up, Don't Shoot!" was directed by N.A.S.A.'s Chip Yamada and Sam Spiegel.

Share article
Email
Latest

Get the Best Fit take on the week in music direct to your inbox every Friday

Read next
News
Listen
Reviews