Moses Sumney’s Black In Deep Red, 2014 EP is inspired by a protest he attended after a grand jury decided not to charge the officer who shot Mike Brown. Sumney stated in a press release:
“Black in Deep Red, 2014 was ignited by the first and last time I attended a protest. It was in the fall of 2014, after a grand jury decided not to charge the offending officer in the Mike Brown murder, delivering the verdict just in time for them to get home for Thanksgiving.”
Sumney later went into the mountains and wrote these songs wondering about the true power of vocalizing one’s displeasure with the world.