"Isn't it time that we start rebuilding all of the things that have basically crumbled?"
On Friday, Mariah Carey dropped her video for "Save The Day," a beautiful song that uses Ms. Lauryn Hill's sample of The Fugees' "Killing Me Softly."View this video on YouTube @MariahCarey / Via youtube.com
The lyric video is a partnership with Push Black, an online community of Black Americans with more than 9 million monthly readers. Kerry Washington also executive produced the video.
The song itself reflects on the divided and tumultuous state of the country right now and urges people to get involved in any way they can.
The lyric video — which is essentially a tribute to the Black Lives Matter global movement and Black history — breathes even more life into the inspiring track. It features beautiful illustrations from artist Molly Crabapple.
Next, it features a portrait of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old Black woman who died after she was shot by police, who forced entry into her apartment in March 2020.
The video spotlights Frederick Douglass, a prominent and inspiring historical figure, who led the abolitionist movement after escaping slavery.
Sojourner Truth is also featured in the video. Sojourner was one of the most outspoken and influential advocates for abolition, women's rights, and civil rights.
The video also pays homage to essential workers, who have been fighting dutifully against the coronavirus, caring for patients during such unprecedented times, and risking their lives every day.
On Instagram, Mariah spoke about partnering with Push Black for the video.
"Our country is at a critical moment in history. In recording 'Save The Day,' I felt compelled to do what I could and use my platform to encourage us all to take action," she wrote.
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