SONG/VIDEO PREMIERE: Con Brio’s “Nonsense” Is Soulful & Powerful Fight For Equality Statement

At the height of last year’s protests demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, San Francisco’s Con Brio came together as a band to talk about how they would approach and address the failure of leadership and lack of accountability on the part of both the President and law enforcement officials in acknowledging and rectifying the hurt and trauma resulting from police brutality.

The soul/funk outfit led by the charismatic and magnetic frontman Ziek McCarter delivers ripe jams that take passages from Daptone up to the big band funk of afrobeat legends. The band took its medicinal chops to hone a special track to package the emotions of the past year. Enter the powerful track “Nonsense,” that Glide is thrilled to premiere (below). Infectious horn, in the pocket beats and a rhythmic charm bounce to the forefront as Con Brio unleashes another poignant gem. Con Brio will donate all funds raised from sales of “Nonsense” to Youth AliveLong Live Love Foundation, and People’s Breakfast.

“We wanted not only to say something, but to do something. We decided to release ‘Nonsense’ with the hope that its message would inspire others to join in the fight for equality for all, inspire people to work harder to unite and strengthen their communities, to stop accepting the status quo as the only way, and to no longer be victims of the powers that be. This video was shot around the Bay Area and we want it to serve as a reminder of how powerful we can be when we come together as a community. ”

Since that time things have only gotten more divisive and contentious and though we hope for the best, the time is now to start the process of growth and rebuilding. Tied to this release is an initiative to raise funds for several Bay Area non-profit community organizations. We’re giving all proceeds and donations raised from the ‘Nonsense’ release to organizations that help the under-heard, underserved, and the houseless, specifically in communities of color.”

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