Roya track 100 years of violent and disturbing history in “End Times” video
Brooklyn band Roya, which features members of Habibi, The Clean, Grooms, today share the video for "End Times." It's very clearly a song for today, though singer Rahill Jamalifard says she wrote it and made the video long before the events of this week:
I wrote this song almost a year ago on the eve of a heightened political regression that i felt was happening both in and outside of America. At the time there was a lot of unjust violence happening between cops and minorities, there was also a universal backlash of even more hatred towards different groups of people who were religiously, ethnically, and politically divided. I made this video out of that frustration, using a montage of footage from one hundred years of our worlds violent and disturbing history. Almost jokingly, I added footage of Donald Trump, not with the slightest belief that someone so vile could ever possibly be taken serious as a political candidate, and yet today he’s become our nation's president. I share this video as an expression of my personal frustration but also as an act of unification and solidarity for all of us who are feeling frightened and worried about each others well being. We must continue to fight for our rights and our beliefs, even in the darkest times we must carry forward and find the light. God speed to us all!
Indeed. It's a moving video, and you can watch it below.