As Marlon Craft is gearing up for the release of his upcoming How We Intended project, he made sure take time to release some thoughts about the current state of the world we’re living in. His new politically-charged “State of the Union” track sees Marlon over a calm beat, as he unleashes his candid stream of thoughts about everything he sees wrong with the system:
The state of the union is that there isn’t one. If a house divided can’t stand, we been sitting but sitting officials lettin’ you starve and die./ They’d say for a party, I say it’s dogma to America’s artful lie. Sniffin’ the party line, intoxicated from white. That fake superiority created by authority to convince the poorest he still one caste up./ ’Cause at least you not Black, and if at least you not that./ And if you see and got mad. That the elite eat on backs of your labor, you’d point at your neighbor – instead of up.
This isn’t the first time Marlon Craft has released a politically-charged track (and certainly won’t be the last), as he shared his “Time Will Tell” song back in September. It came paired with a visual courtesy of Nathan R. Smith and centers on a park where there are different versions of levitating monuments — each one representing some form of demonstration for the Black Lives Matter movement.
In June, we saw the release of Work From Home, a project created by Craft during the still-active Coronavirus pandemic that consisted of nine tracks and features from Kota The Friend and Ricky Motion. The EP also signaled a series of quarantine-styled visuals for cuts like “Mom’s Whiskey,” “Drowntime,” and “Lonely.” In 2020, he dropped off a few singles including “Wherever,” “Lot To Give,” “Hoodie Weather,” and “Grateful.”
Be sure to press play on Marlon Craft’s new “State of the Union” track down below.