DOPESICKFLY SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE WE ARE ONE
Glasgow funk-soul four-piece DOPESICKFLY have shared the video for new single We Are One. Born from the tangible sense of community that flickered under the shadow of lockdown, the track is the epitome of the band’s ability to create music that is both infectiously uplifting and lyrically powerful. The video reflects this message of unity and kindness, told through the eyes of frontman Ant Thomaz’s daughter Gaia as she gifts people across Glasgow with a flower and the message of ‘We Are One.’
From funk, jazz and neo-soul to traditional gaelic sounds, the band’s inimitable sound is weaved from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultures spanning over the Scottish Highlands, Indonesia, the Philippines, Ireland and New Orleans, their stories – past and present – molding and shifting to create something completely unique.
Featuring legendary Scottish comedian Karen Dunbar who, during lockdown, launched a series of online rap workshops to bolster the wellbeing of vulnerable people in her community. After watching the band perform live at the UEFA Euro fanzone in Glasgow Green last year, she reached out to the band to collaborate in a series of outdoor writing workshop events across Glasgow which resulted in Karen’s own verse being written and recorded.
Speaking on the video DOPESICKFLY said: “We wished to showcase a positive affirmation for everyone. For once. We are Strong. We are Beautiful. We are One. Those lyrics helped our family through the noise. We hoped it could help others. Starting off in our own community. And portraying kind gestures of acceptance. We choose Gaia as she sees everyone in a positive light.”
Fresh from playing a summer full of festivals and live shows, including Doune The Rabbit Hole, Edinburgh Jazz Festival and Belladrum Tartan Heart, the band are currently producing a ‘DOPESICKFLY: We Are One’ event in Govan alongside The Glasgow Barons. Held in Govan & Linthouse church on December 20th, the event will feature a mini cultural orchestra and a finale performance of the track with Karen Dunbar and a group of voices from her workshops. This event is free to attend and will take place in Govan & Linthouse Parish Church, 796 Govan Road, G51 2YL at 7.30pm – no ticket required.
“The Scottish Anderson Paak… ”
“… a mellow blend of sunny soul pop, reggae rhythms, choppy funk, rapping interludes… ”
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