My chest feels especially tight these days, and yours might too. There's no shortage of reasons to feel more anxious than usual — the upcoming U.S. election and ongoing global calamity can make even routine daily obligations feel extra-difficult to navigate. For the past week, I've found solace in Keznamdi's "Father Protect Me," a reggae tune that feels like a perfectly timed prayer. Father protect me, beg you keep me 'pon Jah/ Father protect me head back, he sings.
"On the journey to your dreams there are always obstacles and stumbling blocks trying to prevent those dreams so this track came from a spiritual place, it actually comes from a prayer I recite to the Almighty seeking guidance and protection before I start my day," Keznamdi explained.
And as for the vibe-y Los Angeles video, premiering today on The FADER, he added: "I am natural person, I prefer everything organic so one day while taking a break from studio sessions and label meetings I linked up with DT and the So Way Out crew from South Central L.A. and we just got to work and captured the vibes in the most natural settings."