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Bartees Strange shares “Hold The Line,” written about George Floyd’s daughter

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Bartees Strange has shared new song "Hold The Line." The track was written in May 2020 following the death of George Floyd and concerns his young daughter, Gianna.

In a statement, Bartees Strange says: “I remember watching George Floyd’s daughter talk about the death of her father and thinking wow - what a sad introduction to Black American life for this young person.

It was painful to watch her grow up in that moment, like all Black kids eventually do. Read Next: Bartees Strange mixes trap and indie rock on “Cosigns” 'Hold the Line' was written over the course of three days during that first pandemic summer.

Through this song I was trying to make sense of what was happening in the US, my neighborhood and my community at that moment.

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