Benny Blanco, Calvin Harris and Miguel have teamed up for a powerful new music video for their song “I Found You”.
“I Found You / Nilda’s Story” tells the story of Nilda, a woman from Honduras, who fled her home country due to violence and made her way to the U.S. with her two-year-old son Keyden.
Blanco shared the video online Friday, explaining that the video was originally intended to start production in July 2018, “but we quickly realized that this was far too powerful and important to b just another video.”
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i started making this video with @jakeschreier in july… it was originally intended to b for my single “i found you” but we quickly realized that this was far too powerful and important to b just another video… this was bigger than us or any song we were making… we found a strong, beautiful, courageous woman named nilda… her and her son keyden have had a very hard year… over a 10 day shooting period in Honduras, Mexico, Texas and NY, we tried our best to bring u their story… i’m crying as i write this bc most of us get to do a few simple things everyday… wake up in our bed… know where our family is… know that it’s possible to call them, see them, or even touch them… not have to wear an anklet around their foot for 2 years as they await asylum…. and not b petrified to b sent back to a country where u know ur life is in constant danger… nilda and keyden don’t have those luxuries… @calvinharris @miguel and i made a different version of "I Found You" and teamed up with @bklyndefender @raicestexas and the @aclu_socal to create the While They Wait fund and help not only nilda and keyden but all other families who have been displaced and our seeking asylum… they are human beings… they deserve a good life… just like u and i… special thanks to: @scotthech @thisiswatt @tingalayo @phil_peterson LINK TO VIDEO IN MY BIO!!!! for more info: http://www.whiletheywait.org/
“We found a strong, beautiful, courageous woman named Nilda… her and her son Keyden have had a very hard year,” Blanco said. “over a 10 day shooting period in Honduras, Mexico, Texas and NY, we tried our best to bring u their story.”
Blanco wrote that he has teamed up with Brooklyn Defenders, RAICES and the ACLU’s While They Wait fun for new immigrant assistance in order to “help not only Nilda and Keyden but all other families who have been displaced and our seeking asylum.”
He added, “They are human beings… they deserve a good life… just like u and i.”