Legendary guitar-god Tom Morello has released the music video for Every Step That I Take featuring Portugal. The Man & Whethan off his recently released collaborative album, The Atlas Underground. (Available here) marks the most ambitious artistic effort of Morello’s storied career. The Atlas Underground has had critics raving with Rolling Stone praising, “A rap-rock/EDM throwdown… and the results are explosive,” LA Weekly lauds, “a cohesive piece of work that sounds fresh and new.”
Morello describes the concept of the video to convey a modern take on the story of Joe Hill. Being a “Revolutionary labor troubadour Joe Hill was murdered by a Utah firing squad for a crime he did not commit. They pinned a heart & crosshairs to his chest so the firing squad wouldn’t miss. His ashes were mailed to the four corners of the world and from those ashes generations of new revolutionaries continue to rise. The Atlas Underground sprang from those ashes as well and is proof that ideas, songs and struggle are bulletproof.”
Further expanding Morello’s commitment to empowering worthy organizations, he has again partnered with Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE) for this release. SAVE is the leading national nonprofit agency working to prevent suicide through raising public awareness and education, reducing stigma around mental illness and suicide, and serving as a resource for those touched by suicide.