Michael GomezThe official music video for Mandisa‘s song “Bleed The Same” is finally here and just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
The gospel recording artist explains to Huffington Post that the track, which comes from her 2017 album Out of The Dark, was inspired by “what happened during the week of Independence Day in 2016.”
She says, “On Tuesday, there was a shooting of a black man by police. On Wednesday, there was another shooting of a black man by police. And on Thursday, there was a shooting of police by a black man in Dallas. And I remember that week so vividly. There was so much division and hate, and it broke my heart.”
“That week really inspired this song, about how we are more beautiful when we come together, and the power of unity. And that’s why the song coming out before Martin Luther King Day is so important. It reminds us of this dream and what is actually possible if we come together.”
Mandisa adds that she wants “Bleed the Same,” which also features Kirk Franklin and Christian hip-hop artist TobyMac, “to be a hit” as well as “a movement.”
“My prayer is that it makes people think, especially before they speak,” she continues.
“And if it’s just a song that people enjoy, that’s not good enough. I really, really hope it causes people to pause a little before responding and before judging people. That they’ll think this person is coming from a different perspective than I am, so let me treat them with the respect I would want to be treated with.”
Fans can check out the powerful video for “Bleed the Same” now on Vevo.
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