“Anthem” by O Mer has to be one of my favorite tracks covered here in recent memory. The tune blends soul, electronica, and Middle-Eastern music to create a beautiful, personal, and politically charged memo to us all: don’t put people, or music, in boxes. As a reviewer I need to put things in boxes to a certain extent, but this is another reminder to ensure listeners understand that music is a fluid thing–a spectrum, a river, rather than a bunch of genres. And I don’t think a lot of society gets that. The beautiful singing, instrumentals, beat, and mix aside, this work tells us to wake up and see things from a human perspective, rather than a cold one based on our preconceived notions and stereotypes. You have to listen to it.