I wrote this album 5 years ago while I was hospitalised. I was in a dark space and on suicide watch. It was my obituary. I wanted to document my thoughts so that our stories could be heard after I was gone. With the love and support of family and friends I was able to rediscover hope. The album became very healing for me, but I never put it out because I knew as a country we weren’t ready to listen. I wish it was dated. I wish there was no need for it. But unfortunately, it’s more relevant than ever and I refuse to wait any longer. Racism isn’t an American issue. It is everywhere. Australia is built on it. Before we can strategise and come together as a country to make real change, we need to learn our true history. This album is not the answer to the question. It’s a starting point of continued conversation. A lot of you have been asking what you can do to support change during this time. You can start by listening.
by Ziggy Ramo
Listen to ‘Black Thoughts’ below.