Ben Harper and Criminals play Call It What It Is
View TV performance of title track from first album in 8 years
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals are seen in a clip from Jimmy Kimmel’s US TV show, performing their track Call It What It Is.
It’s the title song from the band’s first album in eight years, after Harper decided it was time to work with his old colleagues once again.
The lyrics address the deaths of black people at the hands of police officers including Trevon Martin, Ezel Ford and Michael Brown, with the refrain: “Call it what it is – murder.”
The album will be released on April 8 via Stax Records.