With ‘Time Is Up: The Remixes’, President Street brings life and drive to the protest movement
With an aim of celebrating the solidarity found in protest movements, President Street has unleashed the Redondo Remix of ‘Time Is Up’ and brought life and drive to the protest movement.
Written during lockdown, mixed by world-renowned Ash Howes and inspired by the many movements the world saw over the last few years – whether climate change, marriage equality, LGBTQIA rights, police brutality, me-too or black lives matter protests the world over – TIME IS UP is a cry out in the face of adversity and a call to stand against injustice and divisiveness, whoever you are.
Speaking of the song, President Street said that “We want it to be defiant but also have a sense of joy and hope about it.” This is something reflected in the celebratory carnival-esque nature of the song’s production, Ruby’s uplifting vocal line, and the defiance found in the lyrics themselves.
“Watching the news we were struck by the diversity of people coming together peacefully and so we wanted it to feel like a celebration of people of all colours, age, religions and gender coming together to say that we’ve all had enough, and the time for change is now.”
The Redondo remix captures that feeling of determination found when people from all walks of life unite in a common aim, and come together to fight against injustice. It’s a song which makes more of the euphoria found in those groups of people coming together, making the song an uplifting event, rather than one rooted in frustration and anger and negativity.
The Redondo remix is out now, with the music video for the track set to drop soon. Meanwhile, follow @president_street on Instagram to stay updated.