LA continues to be a hotbed of tasty R&B music, and Vector Xing is no exception. The enigmatic solo artist just released his second single of the summer, entitled “Funeral.” The track was written as an homage to black lives lost during police-related shootings, and couldn’t have come at a more pertinent time within our current social & political landscape. The song is funk-driven…drawing on classic influences like Parliament and the Funkadelics, Prince, and even current funk kings like Monophonics.
Vocalist Stevan Cablayan says on the track, “Systematic racism has been tolerated for so long, that in 2017 it has eroded sympathy for black death and desensitized people to its existence,” explains vocalist Stevan Cablayan – the sole member behind the moniker Vector Xing. “I tolerated racism in order to try and further myself in this world. But I can do better. I can become a better member of society and contribute through my talents to keep pressure of evoking change on this issue. That’s where ‘Funeral’ comes in. It’s a song about a man whose life was taken by unwarranted police violence. No one really knows the greatness this man might have achieved. Because of his blackness, his chances in life were stripped from him and his death was blamed on him. He is me. He could have been me. I’m there to witness his death. I witness it on my phone. On my computer. On my Facebook. I’m at his mass funeral. The song is a call to arms. To gather round and protect ourselves from this happening to anyone else.”
Check out “Funeral” below, and keep your eye out for more new music from Vector Xing this fall.