Public Enemy announce new single, ‘State of the Union (STFU)’: Listen

Public Enemy announce new single, ‘State of the Union (STFU)’: Listen

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Public Enemy have shared a new single, ‘State of the Union (STFU)’.

An Anti-Trump anthem and produced in support of the protests currently taking place across the Globe, ‘State of the Union (STFU)’ takes aim at the current political climate, and was released on Juneteenth — a holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved people in the U.S..

On the track, Public Enemy speak about the current White House administration and police brutality against Black Americans, and shared the video alongside visuals featuring footage from recent BLM protests, where the group’s ‘Fight the Power’ saw an 89% surge in streams amid the ongoing movement.

The protests have been taking place globally since the end of May, following the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man who lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota, who was killed by white police officer, Derek Chauvin. Footage of the arrest shows Chauvin kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes, ignoring him as he repeatedly pleads, “I can’t breathe”.

You can check out the video below, and download the song for free via Public Enemy’s website. 

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