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Shad | Collective Arts Black Box Sessions

Shad’s 2018 album A Short Story About A War, his sixth full-length release, is a concept album with a story that takes place in a dystopian desert world populated by divided factions. The post-apocalyptic allegory holds a mirror to our own civilization, “a provocative story told through disarmingly catchy songs that weaves through issues of migration, environment, politics and above all, the human spirit.”

Shad paid a visit to the Black Box to perform “The Fool Pt 1”, the song that introduces one of the album’s main characters. The titular Fool is a naive character who finds himself caught up in the chaos of a war controlled by the Snipers, Revolutionaries, the Establishment, and the Stone Throwers.

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