Earlier this month, singer Adryon de León, whose voice fans will certainly recognize thanks to her roles in funk bands like Matador! Soul Sounds and ORGŌNE, released her debut single as a solo artist with a song entitled “Ally”. Released on January 8th via Color Red, the track was inspired by the summer of widespread protests in cities throughout the country following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police last spring.
The song’s new video, directed by Kaz PS with help from Ryan Chin, launches viewers back to familiar sights of protesters and news footage from this past summer while Adryon sings along throughout. A number of real-world photographs of Black Lives Matter protesters seen in the video were also given some graphic embellishments for emphasis.
A statement on the new video shared to de León’s Instagram reads, “De León reminds listeners that the fight for justice is not over and this iteration and uprising has only just begun. In tandem with the march-like drum beats, it is a call to arms that everyone can be an ally to the disenfranchised, vulnerable, and overlooked.”
Watch the new video for Adryon de León’s “Ally” below:
Adryon de León – “Ally” – Official Video
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ORGŌNE released their latest studio album, Connection, via their own newly-launched imprint 3 Palm Records back in late-September. The album marked the group’s first full-length studio effort since 2019’s Reasons.