Listen: Tom Morello joins forces with Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, Shea Diamond, the Bloody Beetroots for new track ‘Stand Up’

The protest song serves as a rallying cry against racism

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello has shared a new song called “Stand Up,” which he recorded with Shea Diamond, Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, and the Bloody Beetroots.

“I grew up in the tiny lily-white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois,” Morello explains. “When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people. It seems that the times, they are a’changin’.”

I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons,” Morello continues. “The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal. We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete.”

Listen to “Stand Up” below.
 

 
All proceeds from “Stand Up” will be donated to the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.