In the wake of Saturday’s acquittal of
Monche is best known in New York circles as being half of the 1990s
Unlike, for example, otherwise outspoken voices such as
"I am just one man, but I know my power," he says, half-singing, half-preaching in a voice as insistent as the rhythm. "It's the final call, we're in the final hour." Behind him, harsh MC5-suggestive guitars and a hard punk beat, produced by longtime Monch collaborator Lee Stone, drive toward the chorus.
The title of the song is a reference to the controversial Florida law that Zimmerman used as the cornerstone of his defense. But Monch turns the phrase upside down to remake it as a rallying cry against the verdict — and for a united effort in response.
The result is a heavy protest song of the kind sorely missing from the pop conversation these days.
Listen to the song below, but be forewarned: There is one brief instance of cussing. If you're at work or easily offended, tune out at the 1:09 mark for a moment.