Soul and civil rights legend Mavis Staples has returned with a new video for her latest albums titular track. The video for “I all I was, was black” looks at the ongoing controversy regarding civil war memorials, and in particular, imagines what could be done with the pedestals as we look forwards instead of back.
It’s a heartfelt, important, song from a voice that’s not ready to go away, paired with a hopeful video. The songs message “It’s time for more love” ringing out poignantly following events of the last few years.
Mavis Staples is on tour, and includes 2 dates at the Union Chapel
Friday 20 June – Music Legends Festival- Bilbao, Spain
Wednesday 4 July – Rotterdamse Schouwburg – Rotterdam, Netherlands
Thursday 5 July – Caprera Openluchttheater – Bloemendaal, Netherlands
Monday 9 July – Union Chapel – London
Tuesday 10 July – Union Chapel – London
The album “If all I was, was black” is out on Anti records