Finneas unveiled a new song titled “What They’ll Say About Us.” This is the first solo track the artist has released this year. The 23-year-old producer and singer-songwriter’s single follows the digital reissue of his 2019 EP Blood Harmony.
“What They’ll Say About Us” was prompted by Black Lives Matter protests and the recent death of Nick Cordero, a Broadway actor who died from complications of the coronavirus in July. Finneas spoke with WSJ Magazine about the track. “I kind of wrote this song as if you were singing to your loved one who was in a hospital bed while the world was protesting outside. I did make a point to keep the song fairly ambiguous because I know everybody’s sort of going through different circumstances of the same things right now.”
The times we’re living in seem uncertain, and Finneas’ song provides a sense of hope for a brighter future when he sings, “You’re tired now, lie down / I’ll be waitin’ to give you the good news / It might take patience / And when you wake up, it won’t be over /So don’t you give up / We’ve got the time to take the world / And make it better than it ever was/ That’s what they’ll say about us.”
Watch the official music video below.