( ENSPIRE Music ) Rising Female R&B Band the Shindellas Sings Loud and Confident That “Fear Has No Place”
ENSPIRE Contributor: Octavia Johnson
Black women continue to make moves whether it’s in business, advocating, politics, and education. The rising female band from Nashville, Tenn., “The Shindellas,” brings empowerment and legacy in the song “Fear Has No Place.” The song was written and produced by Weirdo Workshop’s Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly who created some of the most popular and liberating songs for artists like Rihanna, Jennifer Hudson, Whitney Houston, Miley Cyrus, Fantasia, Jazmine Sullivan, and more. The group introduced a unique genre of music to their audience composed of jazz, soul, and R&B.
In “Fear Has No Place,” the group, Kasi Jones, Stacy Johnson, and Tamara Chauniece, showed perseverance, dedication, and persistence. The song’s lyrics state to “get out of my way,” which inspires listeners to engage in the thought of persevering. Then there is dialogue towards the end of the song inspiring dedication and persistence of continuing to keep going. The song highlights not giving up, how self-doubt is not an option, continuing to stay positive and be around positivity, and becoming the leaders of the future.
The music video, which came out on Sept. 16th, is filled with a lot of black culture from the bright color patterns and the different hairstyles. The group visuals show them outside (by trees and in the water) and sitting on the steps of a house then leaving the house. The video fits with the song as a sign of liberation from everyone who doesn’t believe black people matter. They also end it with a quote from the author, poet, and academic Caroline Randall Williams, “Because I am a Black woman and I’ll lead the way like I always do.”
“We hope that this song speaks to the women who want to start their own business but don’t feel encouraged, for the woman asking for equal pay and for Kamala Harris who may one day be helping to run this country,” The Shindellas said. “We all face obstacles and setbacks but fear can’t be part of the equation to move forward to lead on the road to greatness.”
“Fear Has No Place” emphasizes that “there is nothing to fear.” With no lead singer, each woman shares the spotlight equally. These women are proponents of elegance, empowerment, and self-love that they spread through their music. For more empowering content, visit “The Shindellas” on socials @theshindellas, on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Music is also available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Amazon, TIDAL, Deezer, and Sound Cloud.