オルタナロックバンド Val Son、'Knife River'を公開

Val Son

ミネソタ州ミネアポリス出身のオルタナティヴロックバンド Val Sonが、2/7にリリースしたニューシングル 'Knife River'を公開!

Val Sonは、Michael Gunvalson, Eric Carlson, Emily Mohrbacher, Jordan Taylorの4人組。'Knife River'はノースダコタ州周辺で暮らし1837年に白人が持ち込んだ天然痘によって壊滅状態となった先住民族について歌った楽曲で、近日リリース予定のアルバム『Rivers Eternal』収録曲です。



“at first positions the listener between two images: a mesa, emblematic of the beauty of the western landscape, and a community of people resisting the violence of colonization. As a musical group comprised of white members, the song reflects on what happens when specific narratives are left out of public discourse. How do we move forward when, as modern day colonizers, we refuse to acknowledge that our bootstraps are soaked in blood? The song states, “I will remember Knife River.” The question that follows is, how? Are we thinking critically about the space we take up in conversations, in our communities, but more broadly as Minnesotans? Do we understand what it means to occupy stolen land?”