Tom Morello has unleashed a blistering protest song featuring vocals from Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds. “Stand Up” also includes contributions from singer Shea Diamond and electronic duo The Bloody Beetroots.

The video showcases the song’s narrative on police brutality and other forms of oppression. Reynolds sings “When I call the police/ Will they just kill me?/ Will they just kill you?/ When I call the police/ Will they just protect me/ ‘Cause I’m white skinned, too?”

Shea Diamond, a transgender-rights activist, sings “Everybody stares like I’m just my gender/ But I’m a living soul with my own agenda/ Tell me how you are the priest and the prosecution/ How you love a God who loves executions?”

Morello released the song while Rage Against The Machine are on hiatus waiting for their rescheduled reunion tour to begin. They’ll (hopefully) be at Rogers Place on June 21, 2021 with special guests, Run The Jewels.

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