India Arie – What If

India Arie has released this wonderful; thought provoking, inspiring and uplifting number. Right from the start with the line “what if Martin didn’t stand up and Rosa sit down” (referring to the famous civil rights activists). Going on to sing “We can change the world!” You realise your listening to powerful stuff, from an artist not afraid to express her full creativity and passion.

I love this song, often artists default to singing about relationships, love, adultery, all interesting stuff of course. However the world we live in is far more complex than that and its uplifting to hear a artist tackle other issues in their music. After all music is meant to inspire, provoke thought, discussion and move people.

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Author: Jay Soul

Singer, songwriter, producer and blogger.

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