Track of the Day: 'Believe'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader recommends a religion-themed song for Sunday:

Though my own personal beliefs don’t match Mega Ran’s, I can’t get enough of this song. It’s a powerful statement of his faith, a heartbreaking personal history ... and at its core, an extremely solid tune.

It premiered on Rapzilla a few weeks ago:

On “Believe,” Ran, who also goes by Random, “gets in touch with his Southern roots on an old fashioned Gospel jam. Stomps, claps and organs collide with tales of inner-city faith.” … Mega Ran, a prominent nerdcore rapper … has performed several times at San Diego Comic-Con, Nerdapalooza and SXSW, in addition to the first Halo 4 Global Championships. “Believe” will be on Mega Ran's seventh studio album, RNDM, which is set to release on Sept. 15.

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