Shigeto released this meditative piece days after Donald Trump was announced as the next president of the United States. The track titled “What Are We Made Of?” samples a speech from Detroit artist and activist Tyree Guyton. All money raised from the download will go to Planned Parenthood.
This song was finished on November 8th, 2016 with the intention of using it for my next record. I sampled an inspiration to me, Detroit artist, Tyree Guyton speaking at an event a couple months ago and used it in the intro because it spoke to me.
on the morning of November 10th, a light went off in my head and realized the song had to be let go.
no matter how I feel or what I’m thinking about the 2016 election.
no matter who i voted for or even if I voted at all…
i’m thinking about what i’m made of right now.
I’m thinking about what we all are made of right now, what the world is made of right now.
I’m thinking about who I want to be and how I want to play my small part in this world right now.
this song and message come from a place of love.
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