Last night, Fever 333 performed a live demonstration to support the #BlackLivesMatter movement, with all proceeds of the livestream going towards the Black Lives Matter and the Minnesota Freedom Fund. Further to the performance, the band shared the below message:
“This is a concentrated effort to encourage people to go beyond awareness and take action,” explains Jason Aalon Butler. “With localized efforts in the name of justice for a specifically targeted group of people in this country, this will serve as an artistic activation as well as a platform to activate necessary measures for social and racial reformation. The advantages we predict we will see if crossing demographics musically in preset to proliferate a message that MUST find its way over the barriers of genre.”
“Music and art have served as the catalyst for socially inclined movements for as long as we can remember, but for some reason, at a time where we are now granted the ability to see how deeply flawed our system is, we have slowed the charge for change. FEVER 333 has dedicated its entire platform to that change from its inception with its music, activism, even its own charity fund that sees a percentage of proceeds funneled from all profits the project receives. This is not a marketing method this is a tool for change. Please consider widening this message for the people with FEVER 333 by joining us in this effort.”
During the set, the band called out the music industry for not doing enough to support black people whilst benifiting from them, “Atlantic Records, Sony Records, Interscope Records, RCA Records, Def Jam, Island, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, show up for black people. You love black culture? Show up for black people.” Jason Aalon Butler also took to his knee during the performance whilst names of black victims of police brutality were beamed all around the band on the digital screens, before busrsting into ‘Long Live The Innocent’.
Check out the intense and emotional show below-