My Morning Jacket just released a new track titled “Magic Bullet” in response to recent violence in America and advocated for “peace and love” in an accompanying note on their official SoundCloud.
“I don’t pretend to think that a song can fix or change the world instantly, and I don’t pretend to know the ins and outs of the political landscape and proper gun control legislation,” the band, fronted by Jim James, wrote in the statement. “BUT if we say nothing then nothing will ever change. And things have got to change.”
The song itself includes lyrics like, “Ain’t no way to solve a problem of the streets with an itchy trigger finger,” and “But I know there’s a solution deep within myself, but I ain’t never gonna reach it without somebody’s help.”
“Maybe if we all sing out,” My Morning Jacket continued in their note, “if we all speak out — for peace, for equality, for justice, for an end to the violence — then perhaps we can together change the world for the better.”
The Kentucky-bred fivesome have seven albums to their name, the most recent being 2015’s The Waterfall. Hear “Magic Bullet” and read their full note below.