SiR Delivers Emotional Cover of The Isley Brothers' "Footsteps in the Dark"

The first installment of RCA Records’ “Black Sounds Beautiful” campaign.

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SiR returns with a new cover of The Isley Brothers‘ iconic “Footsteps in the Dark,” bringing his soulful touch some 30 years later in a black and white visual directed by Peter Da Silva.

Late last week, the Top Dawg Entertainment artist teamed up with brother D Smoke for “Let Go”, a song dedicated to the memory of George Floyd that was actually written and recorded on the day of his tragic death. SiR has been revisiting his critically-acclaimed Chasing Summer LP with videos for hits like “You Can’t Save Me” and an animated King of the Hill inspired visual for “John Redcorn”.

SiR’s cover of “Footsteps in the Dark” is apart of an ongoing project by RCA Records titled Black Music Month 2020. You can read the label’s full statement below:

“Today, along with RCA Records & SiR we celebrate “Black Sounds Beautiful,” a multimedia campaign in celebration of Black Music Month 2020. Throughout the month of June, the campaign will feature artists’ commentaries on Instagram, concert footage and music videos on YouTube, and a Black Music Month 2020 playlist highlighting music from the RCA artists that move the culture – then and now!”

SiR also shared a social media post about how to be a better ally.

“With all that’s happening right now, I thought I’d share a few things you can do to help, Black or not.

1. Speak about what’s goin on with the people closest to you. Don’t just post.
2. Protest peacefully. Don’t be a part of the anarchy being lead by the police.
3. Support black owned businesses.
4. Support Black education on every level.
5. If you protest, protect yourself as best as you can.
6. Educate yourself on the history of violence against Black Men/Women.
7. Pray for your People.

I don’t like speaking on things like this on social media. I do best by being the change I want to see. But things are getting worse. And we have to work together to fix it. I’m prayin for everyone out there protesting for our rights. Be safe. Stay aware.”

Listen to RCA Records Black Music 2020 playlist below. In more music updates, Sony Music launched a $100M USD social justice and anti-racist fund. Meanwhile Republic Records will no longer use the term “Urban” across its artist roster.

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