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