Rock band Nana Grizol released “Plantation Country” — a single condemning whitewashing sites for leisure and capitalism — off their upcoming fourth album expected on June 26 via Arrowhawk Records/Don Giovanni Records.
“‘Plantation Country’ is a protest song about tourism branding of the southeastern United States. The song asks what it means for state tourism boards to promote whitewashed versions of these places as sites of leisure, and what psychic damage must these narratives do. It asks how symbols of white supremacy uphold as they obscure present-day connections to plantation pasts,” said frontman Theo Hilton. “Written from the perspective of someone socialized as white in the shadow of these places, ‘Plantation Country’ explores the hurt they continue to inflict. It looks to self-work and solidarities across difference for the potential to unlearn this harmful conditioning.”
Sales of this single directly benefit SONG Power — a new sister organization to Southerners On New Ground (SONG) — a multi-racial anchor institution that organizes LGBTQ leaders to fight for and win policy, structural and cultural change.
Purchase the song here.