Usher Unleashes Emotional 'Chains' Video
Last October, Usher released an interactive video on Tidal for his politically charged record "Chains" featuring Nas and Bibi Bourelly, using images of police brutality victims like Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell and Eric Garner.
In time for Black History Month, the R&B vet unleashed a new visual for "Chains" on Tuesday (Feb. 2). The black-and-white presentation -- directed by Film The Future -- finds the singer riding in the back of a cop car and eventually walking into his own funeral.
"'Chains' is my way of spreading light on the issues we face in our social injustice system," Usher wrote on Twitter (Jan. 30). "As artists we have to use our platform to spread awareness and inspire action."
"Chains" is my way of spreading light on the issues we face in our social injustice system. https://t.co/mK5sdBLdKT— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) January 30, 2016
As artists we have to use our platform to spread awareness and inspire action.— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) January 30, 2016
Usher is currently working on his upcoming full-length effort Flawed due this year.