Ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump today (Jan. 20), artists across the board have been making their voices heard. Iconic New Orleans funk outfit Dumpstaphunk, led by singer/keyboardist Ivan Neville alongside his cousin and guitarist Ian Neville, bassists Tony Hall and Nick Daniels III and drummer Alvin Ford, Jr., have joined in with a new song and video called "Justice," featuring Trombone Shorty, a plea for equality and fairness in a time of frank uncertainty in the United States.
The video opens with a voice over of a news report involving a police shooting, laid over a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. that reads, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
"This song is basically our current take on the message of equal opportunity and the right to a decent life for all humans," Ian Neville told Billboard in an email. "The human part is that major common thread that some other humans have the ability to ignore. This song is to remind people that we are all in this together no matter what your beliefs, race, or any other perceived differences. When you look at how far we've come and think about all the progress we've made and then think about how far we still have to go -- that's when you need justice in all its form."