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Miguel Releases New Track in Response to a Week of Violent Attacks


ABC/Randy HolmesFollowing the shooting deaths this week of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, and the police officers injured and killed during Thursday’s Dallas shooting, singer-songwriter Miguel has released a rough cut of a new song titled, “How Many.”

Miguel debuted the track on his Twitter and Soundcloud accounts Friday, stating that it was incomplete, but would be updated. 

“This version was started (written/recorded) here in London in my hotel room between the hours of 4am and around 7am when i passed out,” Miguel writes.  “ill update this song every week until its complete. Please feel free to share. #blacklivesmatter.”

The song attempts to make sense of the continuous gun violence in the United States, pleading with listeners to take action in the fight against violence. 

“I’m tired of human lives turned into hashtags and prayer hands,” he sings.  “Brothers and sisters, it’s time…to wake up, wake up, wake up.” 

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