JayWood – Shine (feat. McKinley Dixon) [Music Video]
Today the Winnipeg musician JayWood dropped the powerful music video for Shine featuring McKinley Dixon.
The fourth single is taken from Slingshot which comes out on July 15, 2022 via Captured Tracks (USA) and Royal Mountain Records (Canada).
A epic heavy themed alterna-hip-hop song about race relation that happened in 2020.
About the track.
It’s possibly the darkest moment on the album, written the night George Floyd was murdered.
“I don’t think I’ve ever really felt activated or militant as much as I did the summer of 2020,” says Haywood-Smith.
“It was an exhausting time but I wanted to try to do something to commentate on everything that was happening.
As soon as the idea came to make a hip hop song I knew I had to get McKinley on it.
The way he writes is so wild, I felt inspired to do something on that level as well.”
Over percussive instrumentation and gentle strumming, Jaywood encourages: “in the end just let my people shine.”
The accompanying video intertwines footage of Haywood-Smith and scenes from protests in 2020.
Shine gets: /10.