American veteran singer-songwriter, Shirley Murdock, who is best known for her `80s era R&B radio smashes such as “Go on Without You,” “Computer Love,” and her gold-selling signature song, “As We Lay.” Murdock was inspired to re-cut The Impressions’ 1965 gem, “People Get Ready,” after seeing the social unrest that broke out after the death of George Floyd.
“I was so moved and hurt about how the police murdered that man with no just cause,” she says. “I wanted to make a statement that we need to get along and be respectful of each other. That’s when I thought of this song by Curtis Mayfield [who was the chief songwriter and soloist for The Impressions]. I’ve always loved the song, but I thought it was a fitting message for what’s going on now.”