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Roots rock band Dispatch just dropped their latest single from upcoming album, Location 13.

The song, entitled “Letter To Lady J,” is written as a letter to Lady Justice and juxtaposes a perceived grim reality with an uplifting beat. According to a press release, the song was originally penned in name of “Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Walter Scott and all of the other innocent people killed by overtly violent and negligent law enforcement.”

As frontman Chad Stokes explains, “It makes us wonder, how far have we really come since the days of Dr. King’s marches – when there is still racial profiling of this magnitude that results in the death of an innocent man or woman. We have to stand up, nonviolently come together and take pride in our differences, revel in our connection with each other to fight for civil rights, for love, and for justice for all.”

“Letter to Lady J” is the newest release in a series of songs which will ultimately culminate in the release of Location 13 this Fall.

For more information, visit Dispatch’s page on Spotify or their official website

Read a recent Jambands.com interview with Stokes here.

Listen to “Letter to Lady J” below: