Brooklyn-based artist Perris Howard unveils the visual for his debut single “TRAUMA”. After experiencing a traumatic summer of protesting, arrests, cancel culture and police brutality, Perris is using his voice to speak out against systemic racism in the United States via his online platforms.
He was also able to fund-raise more than half of the costs for video production through his massive and loyal social media following. All profits from streaming services and video views of “Trauma” are being donated to ‘Children of Promise’, an organization that whose mission is to uplift children with incarcerated parents and a personal cause Perris is all too familiar with, as this song is dedicated to the memory of his father, who was wrongfully imprisoned for a period of his childhood.
We got a chance to speak with Perris about his musical influences, his new single “Trauma”, his personal experiences as a black man and why it’s important to keep his voice alive through his music, giving back to the Children of Promise, importance of getting out and voting this election + much more. Get into the interview audio below.
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