Alex HarperMulti-Grammy-winning artist Lecrae is doing his civic duty in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus, doing homeless outreach in Atlanta and releasing a new song to add to your quarantine playlist.
Lecrae dropped his new uplifting single “Set Me Free” Friday, with vocals from YK Osiris. The single comes from his upcoming Restoration album, expected in May, and samples Mary Mary‘s “Shackles.” It tackles the struggles of maintaining inner peace and not letting our circumstances be influenced by dark emotions.
“There are chains trying to hold us down in every area of life. God came to set us free. Be free!” the Christian rapper wrote on Instagram.
Three days ago, Lecrae contemplated not releasing new music due to the coronavirus, but instead, he opted to use his music as a beacon of hope for many during the global pandemic.
“We’re in a situation that we can’t change but we can change in the midst of it,” Lecrae says, realizing there was no better time to release the “hope-filled” song. “I think that’s what people are grasping for, they need to be reminded that we’re in good hands,” he added.
Lecrae also believes we’ve been given this opportunity to spend more time with our families and reflect on our future, considering financial setbacks, job losses and other circumstances caused by the pandemic.
Concerning that homeless outreach, Lecrae partnered with nonprofit Love Beyond Walls yesterday to install portable hand-washing stations in the Metro Atlanta area to allow homeless and displaced people to clean their hands. Each station holds 10 gallons of water and comes with soap.
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