EARTHGANG's OLU Shares Impressive Cover of Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On"

Accompanying the performance with an insightful guest editorial on love and humanity.

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EARTHGANG member OLU released a stunning cover of Marvin Gaye‘s “What’s Going On” as a tribute to his late father.

Writing an insightful guest editorial on DJBOOTH, OLU dedicates his rendition to his father, all those who are away from loved ones during this time and those who feel defeated by the world. “Y’all keep your heads high and your spirits higher. We will get through this and love more and more on the other side,” he wrote.

Reading further into his editorial, OLU reflects on the effects of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement. When the world was put to a halt, he notes that it briefly helped “restore the balance on Earth” and it should be a jump-off point for society to change the way we’ve been living for the last hundred years.

He also labels greed and hate as “diseases” that serve as the breeding ground for racial oppression, “They run rampant across the globe, causing untold hardship for the human race and mother nature. These are the perfect breeding grounds for institutional racism. Stripping opportunities and quality of life away from a group of people simply because they are different or to profit, hurts entire nations and causes countries to crumble in ruin.”

OLU ends his piece on a hopeful note, listing down the good things communities have done to benefit society as a whole rather than just themselves. “That’s what this song, “What’s Going On,” is to me. It’s a reminder that somewhere, some of us, most of us do care,” he wrote. “We see with our hearts and think with them, too. That even if we’re trapped in the rat race, we know this isn’t the answer. We know there is more love in us.”

Watch OLU’s “What’s Going On” cover above.

Elsewhere in music, Yellowcard officially dropped the copyright lawsuit against the late Juice WRLD.

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