This June marks the return of Black Music Month, and RCA Records is celebrating by teaming up with their artists for some dope playlists, performances, and more as part of their Black Sounds Beautiful “multimedia campaign”:
“Throughout the month of June, the campaign will feature artists’ commentaries on Instagram, concert footage and music videos on YouTube, and a Black Music Month 2020 playlist highlighting music from the RCA artists that move the culture – then and now!”
Over the weekend, Alicia Keys contributed with some short commentary about Jill Scott and Erykah Badu’s iconic “VERZUZ” live stream. Now, SiR joins the festivities with a beautiful rendition of the Isley Brothers’ classic single “Footsteps In The Dark,” taken from their 1977 double album Go for Your Guns.
The accompanying black-and-white visual comes courtesy of Peter Da Silva and shows SiR performing the slow jam in his studio. It’s a dope re-creation of a vibe that one can only imagine will earn — or has earned — the full approval of the song’s original architects.
Recently, SiR has also teamed up with his brother D Smoke for the powerful track “Let Go,” which takes aim at racism and police brutality following the murders of Breonna Taylor Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd. SiR also voiced his opinion on the subsequent protests via social media:
“With all that’s happening right now, I thought I’d share a few things you can do to help, Black or not. ... I don’t like speaking on things like this on social media. I do best by being the change I want to see. But things are getting worse. And we have to work together to fix it. I’m prayin for everyone out there protesting for our rights. Be safe. Stay aware.”
You can press play on SiR’s cover of “Footsteps In The Dark” below.