"The revolution will not be televised," Gil Scott-Heron told us. The spirit of his landmark 1971 statement on protest lives on in Sylvan LaCue's newest song "Televised," which he releases today in an HNHH premiere.
"Making this song for me was all about challenging myself & the listener to think about the type of change we want in these times," LaCue told HNHH over email. "Between the killings, riots, protests, & the presidency, I think were starting to seek healing & real change within our country & communities. But the variables are vast, including ourselves, & we have to be real with ourselves. Do you want a revolution? Is that what were on the brink of? Because if so, the revolution will never be televised, & we play a part in our need for change just as much as the powers that be."
LaCue has only recently taken up production. On self-produced "Televised" he demonstrates impressive production chops in each of the song's two parts: the first a snowflurry of strings and heavenly voices, the second a plaintive jazz sample. Listen and be sure to catch LaCue on his upcoming "The Loner Tour" with Khary and Elujay, which kicks off on November 26th in Fort Lauderdale.
I don't need no 40 acres
Find me in a kingdom full of love
Separated from the ignorant of us
Tell me who will be to trust
When these government officials overseeing automize
Trigger-happy police give a fuck when we oblige