Premiere: Corey Lou – “INNW (If Not Now, When?)”

Corey Lou – “INNW (If Not Now, When?)”

What do Justin Timberlake and Corey Lou have in common? Well for one, they both love the Stax Music Academy. (Okay, sure, who doesn’t?) We’re excited to bring you SMA alumnus Corey Lou’s brand new video for his single “INNW (If Not Now, When)”!

Corey began his journey as an artist at 5 years old singing in gospel choirs, got his formal training at SMA, and has since performed at the likes of Carnegie Hall. “INNW” is his debut single.

“This song highlights how things are not too much different now than it was in 1968, how black lives are still being taken, and justice still has not been served specifically in the African American communities,” Corey Lou says. “Ain’t No Justice For The Brother’ is a phrase you’ll hear. It addresses what it’s like being a Black man In America and being told that kneeling or standing beside a Black Lives Matter Billboard is being too aggressive.”

“INNW” asks us when the world is going to change. The music video is directed by Jessica Adair and Corey Lou. Check it out and stay tuned for his full EP, What We Gone Do, coming soon!

You Might Also Be Interested In…


Beale St. Brewing Co. Aims to Make Beer for Everybody

By: Ezra Wheeler Although Kelvin Kolheim, the founder of Beale Street Brewing Co., takes an undeniable sense of pride from owning the city’s first (and only) Black-owned brewery, he’s clear that he wants his business to reflect the city of Memphis as a whole. “When we first launched, a friend […]


Five Questions with Kendrick P

Kendrick P is a busy guy – between getting his music featured on BET and MTV to releasing his first album to advocating for gun safety, we managed to get him to slow down long enough to answer five questions for We Are Memphis Music.  Tell us about your album WYAF – how long have you been […]


How to Show Love to Memphis!

 While we’re all used to showing love to the special people in our lives this month, we’re all about showing the city some affection too. With the number of local businesses, restaurants, and things to do in Memphis, these are only a handful of ways to give the city some love. Use this as your […]