Spillage Village, EARTHGANG And JID, 'End Of Daze': Protest Music In 2020 : We Insist: A Timeline Of Protest Music In 2020 This song, part of our 'We Insist' timeline of 2020's noteworthy protest music, was released June 11.

Spillage Village's 'End Of Daze' Is A Defiant Doomscroll


"End of Daze" is a sonic doomscroll. Between the hazily ominous crawl of the beat and the lethargic visuals of the supergroups' members watching police killings, environmental disasters and other cataclysms on an old TV set, the song perfectly encapsulates the feeling of a hot afternoon spent refreshing a Twitter timeline for increasingly bad news.

But the members of Spillage Village are not interested in simply observing the end of the world. "End of Daze" is a song about defiance in the face of doom, whether in the form of uprising (JID raps "When the poor people run out of food, they can eat the rich") or simply thriving despite it all (Doctur Dot opens his verse "Before it's all said and done I'ma spend this money"). Befitting a song with six verses from six different artists, "End of Daze" embraces a spectrum of Black resistance and survival — underscored by EARTHGANG's Olu alternately strumming an acoustic guitar and a rifle as the music video closes.