San Diego, CA-based rock/folk experimenter Christopher Sluka released his latest album, Colorful Radiation, this past June. The vibrant creative has now gone one step further and revealed a 3D/4K/Blue-ray package of videos for his songs earlier this month.
Sluka has dropped a visual for his song Rise and it’s filled with glorious airplane rides that Sluka helms himself (he’s a trained pilot with many miles under his belt) and a bold performance that takes places in a wild dream sequence of events and locations (from San Diego high rises to Little Italy sidewalks) in the socio-political sphere.
Sluka touches upon the state of the American nation (the one between Canada and Mexico, that is) in both the song and the video, singing about “votes [that] don’t count” and “you can’t be saved.” He does so with an impishly carefree delivery on the verses and then shifts into passionate exclamations on the chorus. His ultimate message is one of perseverance and resistance in the face of tyranny and oppression, a message that is much-needed in the current socio-political climate of the divided United States.
Written by: Jen Dan