Rising singer-songwriter KIRBY has released a new track titled “Black Leaves.” The powerful tune also serves as the theme song for ABC’s limited series Women of the Movement, which is based on the true story of Emmett Till and his mother Mamie Till-Mobley.
“Black leaves on the Mississippi land / And we’ve got God and cotton / We’ve got sons and daughters / We’ve got grit and glory / We’ve got Mama’s stories / We’ve got strength like towers / We’ve got hope and power,” KIRBY sings on the soulful number.
KIRBY went to Instagram to share her gratitude for being able to contribute to Women of the Movement.
She wrote, “I’m not proud of the history of my state but as a black woman from Mississippi I am humbled & proud to sing of the courage, resilience and strength of Emmet Till’s mother Mamie Till for @womenofthemovementabc Thank you Ty Ty, Tommy, Marissa and the entire WOTM team for making this possible.”
In October 2021, KIRBY released her album, Sis. He Wasn’t the One, which was the sequel to her 2020 project Sis. Ahead of her album release, she joined John Legend on his Bigger Love Tour.
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Sis. He Wasn’t the One was among Rated R&B’s 30 Best R&B Albums of 2021.
Women of the Movement airs on Thursdays at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
Listen to KIRBY’s new song “Black Leaves” below.