We bring you today the premiere of NYC rockers SUSU’s phenomenal new single, ‘Work Song’, out today, ahead of forthcoming EP ‘Panther City’ due this November.
Smouldering blues vocals over southern rock and roll guitars provide a heady soundtrack to this gutsy protest anthem. The band say:
“‘Work Song’ is Nina Simone staring down Ted Nugent’s ‘Stranglehold’ as they both walk along the same chord structure. This is THE meeting of the minds. This is the duality of our times. A Civil unrest deeply woven in the fabric of the U.S. A Global pandemic that has infected ALL of US. This song is for US – the disenfranchised, black, brown, minority, middle class, poor, trans, gay, and subjugated communities stepping down off the auction block, breaking the stranglehold; saying: ‘If a house gets in my way, you know I’ll burn it down.’ As Nina Simone once said, ‘An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times’.”
SUSU features two lead vocalists and songwriters – Liza Colby and Kia Warren. They say:
“We aren’t shy about being black women in Rock and Roll. There is an aliveness, an awareness, and a spirituality to SUSU that are both timely and timeless.”
We want to hear lots more from SUSU.