Slaves are set to release their new album To Better Days on August 7th and have now released a music video for a brand new single titled “Like I Do.”
In support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the band have also announced that To Better Days will be their last release under the name “Slaves”- due to its negative racial connotations.
The name ‘Slaves’ was conceived as a reference to the band’s battle with substance abuse in the past, to the idea that we become enslaved by our addictions and by our own demons. our goal has always been to tackle these difficult subjects head on, as well as to build a community and share stories of hope to let others know that their inner demons can be defeated. However, this definition of the name neglects to take ownership of its racial connotations. As obstinate supporters of the BLM movement, we cannot continue to tie our music and our positive message to a word associated with such negative weight and hurt.
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— SLAVES ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 (@SLAVESOFFICIAL) June 25, 2020