Art by Francis Dressen.
Brother Ali is an ARTIST.
And as an artist, one will deal with internal uncertainty at times as they try to navigate through this industry and share their talents to the masses.
Gearing up to hit the road in support of the 15th anniversary (!!) of Shadows On The Sun (where he’ll be performing the album in its entirety), Ali breaks down the many ways art is viewed on his self-produced single, “Sensitive.”
“‘Sensitive’ deals with the reality that artists are often times faced with self doubt and a deep sense that the world isn’t hearing us as we’d like to be heard,” Ali says. “This one was made at a time when I’d taken too long to release new music, had medical trouble with my voice and felt like I’d alienated fans with my political statements. Typical ‘tortured artist’ vibe that not many people talk about in Hip-Hop, but we all experience it on one level or another.”
Released with a matching video, directed by Dave Wilson, “Sensitive” can be heard below. A limited run of t-shirts (in two color-ways) and 500 hand-numbered 7″ vinyl copies are also available at Fifth Element.
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