Above, we’ve got the visuals from the powerful “WINTERTIME” from Georgia-by-way-of-Tennessee artist Lakewude. The song speaks about, per Lake, a ” really cold feeling of a subconscious survival mode in a state where LGBTQ members are being killed for their sexual preferences or orientation.” On top of that, the young artist speaks on his fears of coming out to parental units, due to their religious views steeped in homophobia. It’s a brave song and, on top of that, it’s a lyrical track that delves deep into the rap game and being Black and queer in 2020s America.
I like the visuals, because they feature Lakewude bundling up against aggressions from those who don’t understand where the artist is coming from. I’m here for this type of protest music. That’s mainly because it’s in-your-face but also just a bop about getting a fair shake in the world. This song will appear on Wude’s TEARS project, which is due out later this year. If it’s anything like this one, you’ll have a hell of an album on your hands. Check out the visuals above and support dope music in all its forms.