Big Sean’s music video for “Light” tackles some seriously heavy subject matter.
The Detroit rapper’s new visuals reflect on “hate, police brutality and just overall people losing their lives too early,” Sean says in a statement.
The track, feauturing Jeremih, isn’t an official single off his new album “I Decided”, but Sean felt the message was so important he largely paid for the music video himself. “We shot this video a couple months ago and sucks to see these scenes are still consistently playing out in real life… even down to this week.”
He added, “It’s disheartening sometimes to see that not much has changed when it comes to hate, police brutality [and] just overall people losing their lives too early.”
The music video for “Lights” centres around three scenes of senseless violence: A young girl killed in a drive-by shooting, kids shot by police after their water guns are mistaken for real weapons and a Muslim woman stabbed by a masked individual.
“…When I wrote this song, it was to reassure myself that no matter what happens, they can’t take away our Soul, our confidence, our ideas, [and] all that makes us shine,” the rapper explains. “This song isn’t a single but is still super important to me, so I paid for a lot of this outta pocket to make sure we got this out.”
“Rest in peace to all those who have lost life due to senseless actions. As I always say, each one of us have the power to make a change, it starts within… the inner Light.”