Zachary Saginaw, better known by his stage name, Shigeto, has been a Detroit favorite for years. His compositions are full of emotion, vibrant energy, and captivating thought. As we've all been hit by a wave of contemplation due to an ever so polarizing election, we've all been reflecting on why, how, what, this all means. How the current state of affairs will not only shape our future but the future of those to come. For artists, creatives, writers, and more, this is where we shine. These are the times that we can use our words, art, sounds, to help not only heal those who have been devastated by the political outcome, but also help mend and mold the divide so that we as a nation, as a people, can continue to prosper as we get ready to face the next obstacle.
Shigeto has answered the call. Last night, with the help of our friends Eddie Logix and the good people at Assemble, Shigeto use his talents to express his feelings, emotions, thoughts, and more regarding the current state of affairs in the United States. The track is stylistically beautiful. It's one of those songs that you can easily see being part of a dramatic soundtrack. It's deep and invites reflection. Listen to the track below and check out the words from Shigeto below.
This song was finished on November 8th, 2016 with the intention of using it for my next record. I sampled an inspiration to me, Detroit artist, Tyree Guyton speaking at an event a couple months ago and used it in the intro because it spoke to me.
on the morning of November 10th, a light went off in my head and realized the song had to be let go.
no matter how I feel or what I'm thinking about the 2016 election.
no matter who i voted for or even if I voted at all...
i'm thinking about what i'm made of right now.
I'm thinking about what we all are made of right now, what the world is made of right now.
I'm thinking about who I want to be and how I want to play my small part in this world right now.
this song and message come from a place of love.
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