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PREMIERE: DUENDITA – ‘BLUE HANDS’

The New York-based singer shares the powerful new visuals for her single.

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New York singer duendita has shared the visuals for her single, “blue hands”, with Wonderland. The powerful visuals see the singer surrounded by other black females, with a sign saying “Say Her Name” suspended above the group.

Speaking exclusively to Wonderland, duendita explained that she wrote the song [sic] “after the murder of Korryn Gaines. She was shot by Maryland police at 23 in her own home, in front of her toddler. moments before her death, she was streaming live on social media until Facebook shut down the feed. Summer of 2016, we lost too many to police violence. it was high anxiety, never ending and inescapable. after each murder, i would stay up late on Twitter, watching surveillance/body cam footage, reading the work of activists on the front lines.”

duendita, who explains that only references to “God/My Creator/The Simulation” get capitalised in her work, continues: “blue hands was written to comfort my friends and i. as soon as i wrote it, i sent a voice memo to every one i love. police violence has a painful, rich history in America and it involves all of us. it reflects how our bodies are valued within society, and it’s for the whole world to see… that’s why we say Black Lives Matter. blue hands is the first song on “direct line to My Creator”, it’s my turn to set the tone. my friends and i created this live version to amplify our message: we can not be erased and we will always speak the names of those we’ve lost.”

Photography
Sandy Ismail
PREMIERE: DUENDITA – ‘BLUE HANDS’

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