RPM Records is proud to announce our second release, the debut single from acclaimed Anishinaabe musician and writer Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, “Under Your Always Light.”
“Under Your Always Light” is the “beautiful and wildly powerful” first preview from Simpson’s forthcoming album, f(l)ight, a potent and haunting collection of story-songs.
Both love song and battle cry of defiance against colonialism, “Under Your Always Light” is a whispered declaration of love for land and place set to a hypnotic rhythm of sinuous sounds.
The single features exclusive remixes from rising Indigenous and non-Indigenous musicians including Teeqwa, Ziibiwan, Silver Jackson, Howie Beck & Jason Collett (of Broken Social Scene), Exquisite Ghost, and Impossible Nothing.
“Listening to [Leanne’s] songs is like overhearing one side of a private conversation with various forms of light – children, deer, trees, spirit beings,” poet Damian Rogers writes. “These songs call to our broken world and create an opening for the light’s response.”
f(l)ight will be released September 30, 2016 on RPM Records.
STREAM: Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s “Under Your Always Light”