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Algiers Share 50-Minute Reimagining Of 'Cleveland'
Christian Eede , October 30th, 2020 12:41

The original track appeared on their 2017 album, 'The Underside Of Power'

Algiers have released 'Cleveland 20/20', a 50-minute re-imagining of their 2017 song 'Cleveland'.

In the original version of the track, which featured on the band's album The Underside Of Power, vocalist Franklin James Fisher used the track's middle section to invoke the names of Black people killed by police or who died in suspicious circumstances and whose deaths were explained away as suicide.

'Cleveland 20/20' builds on that in the context of this year's Black Lives Matter protests and the upcoming US election, and updates the original recording to include the names of 232 additional victims who have been murdered subsequent to the song's 2017 release, as well as the victims of the Atlanta Child Murders which took place from 1979 to 1981. You can listen to the song above.

'Cleveland 20/20' is out now on Matador.