Land of The Slave Single
Penned by Daly after a road trip across the Deep South from Savannah Georgia to New Orleans Louisiana, this song is a provocative take on systemic racism in American history and the current political climate against the backdrop of The Trump election/administration, Black Lives Matter, police brutality and the rise of hate groups across the country.
Murder Creek Alabama (the site of a mass murder in 1788) and the Suicide Oak in City Park New Orleans (where it is said 16 men hung themselves in 12 years) prompted the song. In the week where Donald Trump won his first Super Tuesday and Savannah native Josh Taft had been arrested for protesting a KKK rally in Stone Mountain, Atlanta GA, the song came naturally, as the realization of the bloodshed and tragedy surrounding the foundation of this nation came to light.
Initially The Land of The Brave and the Home of the Free, the slick twist to The Land of the Slave and the Home of the Thief was an instantaneous addition from Xulu upon reading the lyrics for the first time. The artwork came from a vision of Daly through the hands of Alfredo Martinez, who took the concept of Lady Liberty crucified on a burning cross and brought it into reality, using a motif from a Salvador Dali painting.
The EP is rounded out by 2 remixes from Daly’s electronic alias’s. First a Dub done in the classic style by Dub moniker Colonial FX, and finally a Jungle/Drum n Bass mix by Obamabo. Boom One Records is an International Netlabel based out of North Carolina with artists in 12 countries across the globe including Japan, the UK and Germany