Dua Saleh responds to police violence on “Body Cast”

The single’s proceeds will go towards the Black Visions Collective.

Dua Saleh has released “Body Cast,” a new single in response to the recent death of George Floyd in their city of Minneapolis. All proceeds from the song go towards the Minnesota organization Black Visions Collective.

“Body Cast” opens and ends with 2019 audio of Angela Whitehead, a woman who confronted police when they attempted to illegally search her home. Between the snippets, Saleh sings about the unjust deaths happening in their city and around the country.

“Lately I’ve had plaster on my mind / County ain’t shit, they got bodies on the line / Lately I’ve been analyzing time / Y’all been dodging cameras like they bullets over crime,” they croon.

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“This is a song I made with [producer] Psymun last year and intended to save it for a project in the future but I can’t wait that long with what is happening in my city of Minneapolis. This song is about police brutality and injustice,” Saleh wrote in the song’s description on YouTube, adding that the song’s cover art depicts a list of names of “unarmed black people killed by police in recent years.”

Prior to “Body Cast,” Saleh released the songs “Hellbound” and “Pretty Kitten.” It’s unknown if the tracks will appear on their upcoming EP, Rosetta, due out later this year.

Listen to “Body Cast” below.

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