Usher continues to lend his voice to the social justice movement with a second video for his latest single, “Chains.”
Tinted in a black and white filter, the straight forward video highlights the realities of the social injustice that’s happening in our country within the African American community. Usher is seen in the back of a police car with tears in his eyes, driving past young kids holding up signs with “Am I Next?” and other slogans against police brutality. The video also contains imagery of chains, handcuffs, and guns being shattered and broken, symbolizing it’s time for change.
Lastly, the video has a eye opening scene of Usher finding himself at his own funeral, a reminder that this could happen to any one of us. The powerful video was directed by Film the Future. Check it out below.