Passalacqua, The Right Brother, and Syblyng (a.k.a. Jax and Seth from Flint Eastwood) are three groups of people that have been blowing my mind lately. They are some of the most talented, creative, passionate, and hardworking people that I have ever met. They are reinventing how I think about music, art, community, and Detroit.
They released a new video this week for the song "Baptism" off of Passalaqua's upcoming album Church. The video was shot here in Detroit and features real live footage of the water protest that took place in the city on July 10th. The video is very powerful for so many reason. You have to see it for yourself to understand what I mean.
Passalacqua 'THE BAPTISM' featuring SYBLYNG & Hygienic Dress League [Official] from The Right Brothers on Vimeo.
The punk rocker and activist in me almost cried when I finally watched the finished product. I don't want to comment on the video too much because I think that it is one of those pieces of art that we all need to interpret for ourselves. Kudos to everyone who worked on this project, you are the future of music, art, and Detroit.
If you liked what you saw, you should check out a few other videos that The Right Brothers put out this year, including "Get This Money" by my favorite artist James Linck and "Lights On Rider Anthem" featuring Doc Waffles, Eddie Logix, James and more. That song gets stuck in my head for days every time I hear it.