On this day of culminating political fervor in the States, New York-based producer Nick AM is nodding to the political history of his own Iranian-American roots in the new video for "Take It Back."
Premiering exclusively on Billboard Dance, the video aggregates rare archival footage from pre-revolutionary Iran, with clips taken before the late-'70s revolution showing Iranian men, women and children dancing, waterskiing, going to school, eating, exercising and participating in other rituals of everyday life.
“Not too long ago in Iran," Nick AM tells Billboard Dance, "tradition and modernity were more balanced. ‘Take It Back’ is meant to instill pride, provide hope, and soundtrack the new wave of revolution in Iran and around the world. Take back your rights, your identity, your country.”