Dropkick Murphys have released a poignant rendition of “We Shall Overcome” as a single (available in Dolby Atmos and stereo) along with a powerful music video. The song is woven vividly into American history – not only as the celebrated anthem of the American Civil Rights Movement of the late 1950s and 1960s, but also as a protest song in the earlier labor movement. Both the history and message of the song resonated with Dropkick Murphys, longtime champions of the downtrodden and the working class.
The lyric video for “We Shall Overcome” opens with audio from Robert F. Kennedy’s somber but hopeful call for unity and compassion in Indianapolis on the day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination. As the song begins, black and white footage of Dropkick Murphys is interspersed with a montage of historical photos and footage of American protest movements – from the civil rights and women’s suffrage movements to striking workers on the picket lines. // Continue to the full article