N.E.P.H.E.W “United” f/ Hope
…And you can’t turn us down, you can’t drown us out, we have no fear.
Undivided, we will stand united. And we’ll keep on fighting, until we’re all united…
Powerful words that sound even better as sung by Hope on the hook of this new, must-hear record “United”. Co-written by Jeordi La Forge, produced by Rayna Z, and helmed by Chicago’s own N.E.P.H.E.W who puts down one long, unforgettable verse on this new anthem in the wake of Trump’s first week of presidency.
The message is as clear as the quotable above — from a long, well-written hook that really contains the added soul from Hope. She makes those words come alive and sets the tone for a rallying, inspiring record given more political depth from N.E.P.H.E.W’s engaging verse and even his timing of the drop.
Technically speaking too, all aspects involved are on point: N.E.P.H.E.W’s flow, and the overall delivery, lyrics, production. There are certainly plenty of excellent records bringing people together in a positive way (and this one as directly as you can get) but sonically it has to work too. This collab does just that and I’ll be playing this for all my friends and posting it amidst the Facebook feed of political posts already. Listen, inspire, and act how you can below.