Tom Morello Takes a Stand With New ‘Marching on Ferguson’ Song
Tom Morello has never been shy about mixing politics and music, and he's done it again with his latest recording, a new single titled 'Marching on Ferguson.'
As anyone who watches the news can guess from the title, Morello was moved to write 'Marching on Ferguson' in the wake of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., following the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen shot during an encounter with local police. Pledging his support to the Ferguson October movement, Morello is offering the song for free while encouraging fans to donate and help contribute to defense funds for protestors jailed during the ongoing demonstrations.
"100 percent of the profits from 'Marching on Ferguson' will support defending the protesters in the Ferguson area who have faced attacks, wrongful arrest and violence from the police. I've witnessed countless incidents of racially motivated police brutality in my lifetime, and it's time to say 'enough' in the name of all those wrongfully killed and abused," writes Morello in a statement. "For all the courageous men and women raising their voices against injustice in Ferguson, and beyond, give 'em hell. This song is for you."
Give a listen to the song below.