Usher nie wstydzi się płakać

29 czerwca 2020
ok. 2 minut czytania

Jak wyjaśnia wokalista, nagrał tę piosenkę, by wyjaśnić swemu synowi, że mężczyzna może odczuwać emocje i płakać. Piosenkę zainspirowały ostatnie wydarzenia w USA. Usher napisał „I Cry”, gdy zaczął myśleć o wszystkich synach, który stracili ojców oraz córkach, które straciły matki przez brutalność policji, przemoc i niesprawiedliwość.

Zysk z singla zasili konto organizacji non-profit „Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).

Wokalisty z Atlanty zdobył rozgłos singlami „Nice & Slow” i „My Way”. Dziś na koncie ma osiem studyjnych płyt, z których ostatnia to „Hard II Love” z 2016 roku.

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This song was inspired by wanting to teach my sons that it is ok for a man to feel emotions deeply and to cry. Like many men, I was raised to believe that we have to be “tough” and not show our vulnerability, which I don’t want to teach them. While I was shut in during the pandemic and watching the death of George Floyd, the ongoing slaughter of Black men and women, the protests and the events that unfolded, I became very connected to the wider universal feeling of hopelessness. Like many, I grew increasingly frustrated by how slow things have been to change. I became very depressed thinking about all the sons who have lost their fathers to police brutality, social injustice and violence; the daughters and mothers too. So I returned to this song and realized it was intended for this time, so I finished it and here it is. Link in bio. I will be performing “I Cry” for the first time Saturday June 27 during @glblctzn’s #GlobalGoalUnite Concert, at 11am PT / 2pm ET on @youtube and 8pm on @nbc. My proceeds from the record will be donated to @lisc_hq in support of Black-owned small businesses and Black-led community organizations.