WATCH: Usher Premieres Stirring ‘Chains’ Music Video About Police Brutality

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The singer focuses on a troubling issue facing America in his powerful new music video.

Today, Usher debuted a harrowing video for his song “Chains”. Like the song, the video takes on the issue of police brutality and supports the Black Lives Matter movement. The song, a somber rhythm-driven track showcasing the crooner’s incredible range, is a meditation on communities torn apart by violence and systematic injustice.

The video is entirely black and white, featuring the singer mourning in a church amidst images of guns and handcuffs, as well as protestors carrying troubling signs like “Am I Next?”

The video also features performances by Nas and Bibi Bourelly, Check it out above.