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Miguel Shares Poignant Black Lives Matter Anthem 'How Many'

Miguel performs during the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Miguel performs during the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 11, 2016 in Manchester, Tenn.

Miguel may have been tired, but last night, he stayed up late writing and recording a soundtrack to many of the hopes and sorrows that are gripping the country.

The end product -- which still isn’t exactly finished -- was “How Many,” a chilling, contemplative song the often fascinating artist dedicated to the Black Lives Matter movement. 

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"This version was started (written/recorded) here in London in my hotel room between the hours of 4 a.m. and around 7 a.m. when I passed out," Miguel wrote on SoundCloud, taking the extra time while on the road for his current European tour. “I’ll update this song every week until it's complete. Please feel free to share.”

He also shared the following clip on Instagram:

 

 

"I'm tired of human lives turned into hashtags and prayer hands,” Miguel sings. “How many heartbeats turned into flatlines?”

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Find the full song below. 

 

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