4 January, 2021Print
Artist/Activist Shungudzo Releases New Visual For Lead Track “It’s A Good Day (To Fight The System)"New Music Coming In 2021
“A call to action built on love, justice, and a steadfast belief in humanity”
- Atwood Magazine
“Concise but conceptually brilliant and empowering”
“Perfect morsels of profound lyricism”
- The Music Mermaid
Today, Zimbabwean-American artist, activist and poet Shungudzo (Svikiro Records/ Young Forever/BMG) releases the official visualizer for her single “It’s a good day (to fight the system).” Directed and produced by G.Smith and Shungudzo and edited by G.Smith, the new video shows the artist confidently walking the vibrant streets of LA while vintage shots of iconic protests in history flash on the screen. As in the song itself, the video’s playful nature belies the message of activism at Shun’s core.
Watch and share the new “It’s a good day (to fight the system)” visualizer HERE.
“I wrote “It’s a good day (to fight the system)” as a way to express that, although the fight for justice and equality we are in can feel heavy at times, what we are striving for — what people around the world are striving for — is joy,” says Shungudzo of the track. “The joy of a life whose fullest potential can be reached without hitting systemic roadblocks. The joy I feel seeing people stand up to the systems that oppress them. The joy of the idea that future generations won’t have to fight the same fights we’re fighting — if we keep fighting. I try to remember this joy every time things get heavy again, and I hope this song brings joy to you.”
Named as KUTX’s Song of the Day on election day and featured on playlists such as Spotify’s Mint, Spotify's Alternative R&B, Apple’s Wax Eclectic, Tidal’s Rising and more, “It’s a Good Day (to fight the system)” is the lead track from I (motsi), a three track introduction to upcoming music from the rising artist in 2021.
The new visualizer follows the original single and video for “It’s a good day (to fight the system)” released in October 2020.
In addition to her own poetry and songwriting, Shungudzo has written for Little Mix, Chiiild, and Jessie Ware. She was recently interviewed by The Ringer on her experiences writing with Ware.
Shungudzo will release new music in 2021. Stay tuned for more.