Jason Brock breaks the silence with new single Shine
Lyrics are a call to action; vocals are released for Creative Commons remixing.
Ventura, CA. August 18th, 2020 When the remix website CcMIxter.org launched it’s Break The SIlence music event in June, it was in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and it was a call to action. The remix event called for musicians to resonate with a cause that has seen solidarity protests organized all over the world. WIth his second single of the summer, Shine, Jason Brock answered the call and shared the vocals for remixing worldwide.
Shine starts off with a searing guitar line that is reminiscent of the Black Key’s or Gary Clark Jr. and quickly captures the raw emotions of healing with a powerful, uplifting tone. Clocking in at two minutes and fifty-eight seconds, Shine thunders underneath lyrics that speak with hope and belief that we can overcome the deep cultural barriers caused by racial injustice.
“Black Lives Matter,” says Brock, “ is a crying out for justice by individuals, families, and a whole race of people who’ve been brutally oppressed in our country. Enough is enough.” He continues, “Honestly, I was stunned at first and I couldn’t find words that conveyed the heaviness and the damage done. I know that healing takes work, awareness and patience. I know that as a white man, I have to do the hard work, the right work, to repair the damage caused by my people. That’s what this song is about.”
Recorded during quarantine at Brock’s home in Ventura California, Shine is the second in a series of singles Brock is releasing in 2020. In a year of upheaval and uncertainty, music is one way we can stay connected and inspired. A good song can do that and more. It can be that voice that says “Yes, we will find a way.”
Jason Brock is a member of the Ventura Artists’ Union, and currently serves as an administrator of ccMixer.org. He posts free to share remixes under the pseudonym Spinningmerkaba. Over his career he has recorded and performed with Grammy award winning artists John Jones, Steve Ferrone along with MP3.com artist Emily RIchards, Orangehand, and The Art City Monsters.
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When the remix website CcMIxter.org launched it’s Break The Silence music event in June, it was in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, and it was a call to a ction. The remix event called for musicians to resonate with a cause that has seen solidarity protests organized all over the world.