Aloe Blacc decided to bless us with a visual for “Merry Christmas Mr. Brown”, his only original song on his Christmas EP.
The video shows images of all the black lives we’ve lost over the past couple of years to police brutality. Blacc recently sat down with NPR and said this about the single:
I chose the specific families because those were victims that were spoken about on television and in the media most widely, and I wanted to humanize the victims, to humanize the situation in such a way that didn’t discuss the protests and it didn’t discuss police brutality, but simply discussed the real human emotion around losing someone, so that everybody could connect through what these families are feeling.
Its hard to watch the video without getting teary-eyed. Let us know what you think and stream Aloe Blacc’s Christmas EP down below.