Revolution Rising: Rise Against - The Music Week Interview

George Garner

In case you didn’t get the memo, music is officially “woke” right now. While Katy Perry proclaimed she would be leading the “purposeful pop” movement, in truth, music with sociopolitical undercurrents has been infiltrating the charts for a while.

A 2016 double-whammy from the Knowles sisters (Beyoncé’s Lemonade and Solange’s A Seat At The Table) was the razor-sharp tip of a movement comprising everyone from Lady Gaga to Frank Ocean.

Given the progressive nature of the charts right now, it ...

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