Con Brio Share Powerful New Single ‘Nonsense’

Funk rock/soul band Con Brio have shared their new single “Nonsense.”

The song is a powerful statement on the fight for equality and justice in our society. The accompanying video is a collage of footage from last year’s protests fighting for racial equality and images of the band members and their friends. Proceeds from the song will benefit Bay Area non-profit community organizations Youth Alive, Long Live Love Foundation, and People’s Breakfast.

“At the height of last year’s protests demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, we came together as a band to discuss what was going on in our country,” the band says in a statement. “We talked about how we could address the failure of leadership of those in power and their lack of accountability in acknowledging and rectifying the trauma resulting from police brutality and racial discrimination. We wanted not only to say something but to do something. We are releasing a new music video, Nonsense, with the hope that it’s message will inspire people to work harder to unite and strengthen their communities, to stop accepting the status quo, and to no longer be victims of the powers that be. The time is now to start the process of growth and rebuilding.”

“Tied to this release is an initiative to raise money for three Bay Area non-profit organizations. These organizations, which primarily serve communities of color, help the underserved, the houseless, and victims of violence. We are donating all proceeds from Nonsense to these groups. The song will be available on our Bandcamp page under the “name your price” option, so whatever amount you give will directly support these community organizations. Additionally, all of our merchandise sales during the month of February will be donated as well.”

Watch the video below.

Con Brio will also donate all February merch sales to Youth Alive, Long Live Love Foundation and People’s Breakfast.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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