An African American father who calls himself The Undiscovered Artist has penned a powerful and controversial tune about the Coronavirus after his son was denied a test.
The track is called the "Coronavirus Song (The Rona Song)" and it represents a voice that the Black community can resonate with as data continues to reveal that many African Americans are being denied tests, and thus are dying from COVID-19 at higher rates.
The Undiscovered Artist, whose real name is Irvin Lee, says:
"It was very scary. My son was experiencing shortness of breath and other symptoms, and immediately began self-isolating himself to try and protect his family. But when he went to the Emergency Room to try and get a diagnosis, they told him that he didn't qualify for a test even though he has health insurance. This angered me. I had to write a song to capture this. My style of writing is heavily influenced by artists like Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye who, during their time, created music about the struggles and injustices that many people had to deal with."
Officially called the "Coronavirus Song (The Rona Song)" by The Undiscovered Artist, the song can be heard online at https://CoronavirusSong.com and can be streamed on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon Music, Tidal, Google Music Play, and more. Mr. Lee says that he will donate a portion of the proceeds to families affected by COVID-19 and that he is also using the song as the perfect opportunity to kick off his very own independent record label called Music U Can Feel.