ÒOur offering is a live performance from our home studio. Written by Mel & DÕAri and produced by DÕAri and Minneapolis-based producer Crxsh. ÒAround the SunÓ was inspired by an old spoken word piece that Mel wrote which responded to the question ÒWhat would the world be like without violence?Ó Remnants of that piece begin this song, but then something new was born. The finished offering is a reflection on VillasÕ racial intersections and experiences. While hope is the foundation that this song was built on, it also takes the listener through a truthful expression of this challenging moment in time. In this way, this song embodies peace-work itself. In order to realize a more unified and just future, many harsh realities must be unearthed, worked through, and reconciled. Creating this song helped us in our own healing journey, and we offer it here hoping it may do so for others as well. by Villa, Musical Arts, Canada / Ontario, Day 93 / October 23, 2020.