Two powerful indigenous voices from Western Canada join together to pay tribute to the victims of the Residential School system. Powerful both in the message they are singing in ‘Let ‘Em Lie’ and the literal lung power as their voices soar over this song. Canadian country artists Kyle McKearney and Don Amero have written about the horrors inflicted on the indigenous children who were compelled to attend Residential Schools. In the past year it has been uncovered that hundreds of children died while attending, many of whom had their bodies buried on school grounds.
Kyle explains, “Don and I wrote this song with the intention of keeping the conversation progressing. It is written from the perspective of a residential school survivor and touches on some of the hardships so many had to face and are still living with.”
Don adds, “While Kyle and I didn’t attend Residential Schools, we have felt the burden that those places cast upon Indigenous peoples in this country. After the uncovering of the 215 children in Kamloops we felt compelled to share a perspective of some of the stories we hear all too often from those that have survived.”
Kyle McKearney will be touring throughout Canada in the summer of 2022.