Usher has released a new emotional single titled, “Cry.”

The R&B superstar took to social media to share the inspiration behind the tune:

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. 

Listen Below:

Scoop The Single:

Usher will perform “I Cry” for the very first time on Saturday, June 27 during Global Citizen’s Global Goal Unite Concert.

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Proceeds from this single will be donated to Local Initiatives Support Corp in support of Black-owned small businesses and Black-led community organizations.