Inner City, Idris Elba partner with Detroit Will Breathe for ‘We All Move Together’ music video [Watch]
Kevin Saunderson‘s Inner City and Idris Elba have teamed up with activist organization Detroit Will Breathe, a youth-led movement against police brutality and systemic racism, for the release of the visual for “We All Move Together.” In July, Inner City made their return with their first album in 30 years. Now, the Kurt Schneider-directed music video for the LP’s title track demonstrates the empowering message behind “We All Move Together,” exemplifying the city of Detroit’s depth of social consciousness. Inner City said of the video,
“With the challenges in Michigan, the US, and further afield, specific to what we are facing with the BLM movement, we deeply felt that we wanted to release a culturally significant and impactful video that not only embodies the message of the track, but that also directly benefits the Detroit Will Breathe individuals and collectives on the frontline of the movement in the city. Our platform can shine global light on the amazing work they do, and it takes the message of the track to an even higher place. ‘We All Move Together.'”
Also speaking on behalf of the Detroit Will Breathe movement, activist and group leader Jae Bass added,
“Detroit is rich in political and cultural experiences and expressions of liberation. From Motown Records, the Labor Movement, and Aretha Franklin, to the Civil Rights and Black Power Movements, the 1967 Rebellion, and the birth of techno. We aspire to make Detroit once again a space where liberation is expressed and experienced in transformative ways. Kevin Saunderson did this along with thousands of Black Detroiters when he helped birth the global movement that techno has become. The techno scene embodied the intentions of Black Detroiters looking to free themselves from an oppressive environment. Today that fight for freedom continues.”
The group has been protesting for more than 200 consecutive days in wake of the George Floyd protests in May. Their efforts have focused on justice for a 15-year-old girl who was jailed for not completing her homework, Priscilla Slater, who died in a prison cell, unfair evictions, police curfews, the right to protest, and other issues related to racial injustice. You can donate to the Detroit Will Breathe General Fund and Legal Fund here and find out more about Detroit Will Breathe here.