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Last night, blues rocker Gary Clark Jr. brought his stirring, slow-burn social commentary to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon with a performance of “What About Us?”
Clark Jr.’s new record This Land is full of pointed social commentary about his life as a black man from Texas, attempting to navigate the thorny political landscape of America in the wake of the 2016 presidential election.
While This Land‘s title track directly confronts 45’s legacy, Clark Jr. chose to perform the album’s more universal haves-and-have-nots anthem “What About Us?” on Fallon. It also helps that this song is total ripper! Check out the performance below.