Iconic East Coast ska band The Slackers have released a new video for “New York Berlin” from their latest 12-inch single, out now via Pirates Press Records.
The video, which was filmed during the band’s recent European tour, chronicles their adventures and how after 30 years, they continue to show why they are indeed reggae and ska legends.
“New York Berlin” is commentary on friendship during changing times in center cities. Both friends and neighborhoods were treasured despite their flaws but both ended up going away. The moral of the song is to remember to love everyone around you while they are around you.
The second track on the single, “Tell Them No”, is a song of empowerment and finding one’s inner strength through adversity. Based on trombonist and vocalist Glen Pine and his nephew’s real-life struggles with bullying, the song encourages its listeners to rise above the fray and not to let detractors get the best of you. Stand up for yourself; fight back, then allow yourself to heal.
Check out the video for “New York Berlin” below, and pick up the 12-inch single here.
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