NYC-via-London drummer Pauli LoveJoy, who's toured with Damon Albarn and Kindness, is also a songwriter on his own. His new track, "Give Me A Sign," which was produced by Heavy x Mellow, opens with a recording of voices repeating a popular chant from the recent protests surrounding the non-indictment decisions in Ferguson and New York: no justice, no peace. The single's artwork is an oil painting by Amar Stewart that recreates an iconic image from one of those protests in which a 12-year-old boy and a police officer embrace. "'Give Me a Sign' merges two powerful mediums, visual art and music, with a singular purpose—fostering a spirit of unity," LoveJoy told FADER in an email. "The cop is colorless in Stewart's painting to show that this issue is deeper than race." The song—which is dedicated to the memory of Mike Brown, Eric Garner, Rafael Ramos, and Wenjian Liu—is streaming below, and LoveJoy's currently untitled debut EP will be out next year.
hoping that the art + music we share today will spread a little love + light through this world.
— PAULi❤️☺️. (@PauliLoveJoy) December 22, 2014
Painting by Amar Stewart