In light of the recent tragedies regarding police brutality in the US against black people, Baro has rushed to finish this fiery joint. He is fast-tracking the song in order to put his voice forward and highlight his philosophy that “silence is not the answer.”
We cannot undo what has been done, but we can work to ensure the world isn’t plagued with this behaviour in the future. Baro’s Fuck the Judge is a dark, explosive and eye opening interpretation of the angst and hatred being felt in the USA.
“Rest in paradise all people of colour who have had their lives cut short in the hands of authorities” – Baro
Featuring Remi, the song is written and sung with resentment towards police brutality. You have all seen the news reports and video streams and you have all read the stories, but take a moment to listen and feel, for yourself, the pain and discomfort portrayed through this track.
The distortion in the choral vocal is a reflection of the hazy information and skewed morals that seem to flow through the American ‘peace keepers’. They are unclear and confusing but serve to unveil the message of the song.
“If you shoot me, I won’t be dead, just a body inside a head,” sung in strain, stresses the notion that by shooting people, they aren’t removed from the world, their physical being is destroyed, but the memory of a bleeding and motionless body is constantly alive in the minds of the killers, so what is being achieved through these thoughtless acts of violence?
The voices and overlay create an image of both men and women being involved in the tragedies. Baro has enhanced the vocals in a higher pitch, creating a feminine vocal capturing the essence of a woman singing alongside him. The technique demonstrates that the events are targeting and affecting everyone.[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/272675768″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”450″ iframe=”true” /]
There is a section of the song which is flooded with profanity and a seriously outraged and fiery Baro reflecting the anger that people of colour are feeling. It demonstrates that boiling point has been reached which, ultimately, lead to the protest, causing further devastation.
The intensity in the music and its immensely dark tension is a mirror image of the growing conflict and strain between the authorities and people of colour. The heavy beat and inclusions of what sound like police sirens all affirm Baro’s attempt to make an example of the rash actions of authorities and their demoralising repercussions.
The actions displayed by the authorities are unacceptable and unjust. These people are ‘peace keepers’ who bring those disturbing that peace to justice. Who brings justice when the peace keepers are the ones causing the havoc?
Fuck the Judge persuades its listeners to really put into perspective the events at hand, and ask themselves the questions that are yet to be answered for us. Amongst the chaos of musical madness, it pushes us to think realistically about the situation and judge from a distance, through the creation of emotion, imagery and sound.