TUNE Fold - Insurgent Mood
Insurgent Mood is the opening track on our album Aphelion, out later this year. Through the medium of hip hop it delivers a revolutionary statement from Lorraine Hansberry made in 1959 during a moment much like today in which new possibilities for extraordinary change presented themselves. Strangely, we wrote this piece long before lockdown as if we knew what was coming. Of course we didn’t.
Our intention is to highlight the fact that what we’re seeing now is the result of a continuum of struggle that has lasted hundreds of years. Making structural changes will require a sustained effort from all of us.
It also adds a crucial layer to Lorraine Hansberry’s achievements within the context of Aphelion; not only as a writer but as an intellectual, visionary and activist.
As a further homage to the long struggle, the cover is a painting of Toussaint L'Ouverture: one the greatest revolutionaries of all time.
The main focus of our work has always been to amplify the voices and perspectives of oppressed and marginalised peoples. We will continue to do so.