Bassnectar shared that his anticipated All Colors album release date is pushed back to June 26th, and every album sale will come with a “thought-provoking gift.” In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, Bassnectar continues to intertwine his music and social justice, though stronger now than ever before. In his announcement, he encouraged fans to seek out social justice efforts in place of music this year.
Bassnectar also announced that every order for the new album placed by June 15th will include one free thought-provoking gift, which includes “How To Be An Antiracist” by Ibram X. Kendi, “A People’s History Of The United States” by Howard Zinn, or “Sapiens: A Brief History Of Humankind” by Yuval Noah Harari.
He explains, “with no live events in the foreseeable future, we are going to focus less on music, and more on promoting compassion, mindfulness, antiracisim, and social change within our community.”
In addition to the Facebook announcement, Bassnectar also announced that the project has donated $100,000 between five different organizations including: Black Lives Matter, Color of Change, Campaign Zero, NAACP, & Media Justice.
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Our team is sending out love, advocating for unity, and standing in solidarity with all who are a part of the BLM movement 🖤 Black Lives Matter! . We’re all deeply affected by the current events surrounding racial injustice and police brutality. And while we are upset and disturbed, we are also incredibly inspired to participate and eager to be a part of the solutions. We want to pause another week on anything music related, and continue to focus on engagement, education, and activism – and we want to invite you to join us, get involved, and find out how you can participate. Over the next week we will be donating $100,000, split amongst five organizations, which we’ll be spotlighting in the coming week: @blklivesmatter, @ColorOfChange, @campaignzero, @naacp_ldf, & @mediajustice. Each organization relates to the themes we will explore together over the next week: . > Empowerment: Racial Equality + Anti-Racism > Social Justice: Solidarity & Unity > Education: Communication, Information & Truth > Demanding Change: Reform, Policy & Oversight > Activism: Organization, Engagement & Protest . Let’s Disrupt The System. ✊ Together ✊ #BlackLivesMatter .