In Shaw’s first track, Declaration of Independence, he writes: “Behold, what we hold is three-fold—Body and spirit to be thrones for free souls. Self is the evidence, please close the freak shows, And depose the evils, our peoples are equals”.
Shaw also uses the writings of James Balwdin to talk about slavery and police violence.
Harvard English lecturer and Shaw’s thesis adviser Josh Bell, was highly impressed with his student’s creation, praising the album for its fluidity – both as an academic piece and an artistic creation.
The album is available online for free, and Shaw after graduation, Shaw will work as a software engineer at Google.