Sante Fe native reggae band Innastate emerges out of the quarantine with an uplifting outlook in “Seeds”, their first single since the shutdown and accompanying music video. Shot in the Institute of American Indian Art’s Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MOCNA), Innastate brings imagery to thought-provoking lyrics, like finally facing “all this pain” put off by years of distraction.
Innastate addresses how the pandemic put life into perspective, planting mental “Seeds” for future prosperity and stability.
We all have had time over the past year to reflect on our own individual lives, as well as national and global systems as a whole. Powerful social commentary is subtly brought to the forefront in the “Seeds” music video through indigenous art. Murals of racial tension, sadness and fear, a society shaken from within… these are just a few of the things on everyone’s minds, let alone our own ghosts hidden in the attack. It’s time to face the music, for petty things just “don’t matter anymore”.
Lead singer Rylan Kabotie comments on the track: “I think COVID has been an extremely trying time for everyone. Now, more than ever, people — myself included — really need an encouraging and creative voice.”
With the video’s premiere via AMP Concerts, being featured as part of the Postcards from Sante Fe series, “Seeds” is now available on all digital outlets to enjoy! With more coming from this talented New Mexico band, be sure to follow Innastate on social media by clicking the links below.