Steve Arrington’s “Make A Difference” is the latest single to emerge from his forthcoming album Down To The Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions. The funk legend was inspired by all the protests in the country right now and he said of the song produced by DJ Harrison:
“Make a Difference” addresses “the current state of things in this country. As far as the racial tensions… so much of it is being promoted by politicians with agendas. And you have movements like Black Lives Matter, and different races coming together to say: ‘We’re not going back. We’re not stepping back into the forties and fifties.’ This song speaks to that. The great John Lewis — the message that he left for us all, to understand and move forward, not making a difference just for a few months, but for a lifetime of living.”
Down To The Lowest Terms: The Soul Sessions is Arrington’s first album in 11 years. It is the next phase of his career that started when he was the lead singer of funk band Slave in the ’70s. He had success in the ’80s as a solo artist when he dropped classics like “Weak In The Knees,” “Nobody Can Be You But You” and “Dancin’ In The Key Of The Life.” Hip-hop has prodigiously sampled Arrington through the decades and earlier this year he appeared on Thundercat’s “Black Qualls.” The new album has a release date of September18th.