Mickey Guyton has dropped her new single “Black Like Me”.
The country star sings of racial inequality in the United States: “It’s a hard life on easy street/just white painted picket fences far as you can see. If you think we live in the land of the free/you should try to be black like me.
“Someday we’ll all be free / And I’m proud to be black like me.”
Describing the song as a “God moment” on Twitter, Guyton adds: “I thought it was to heal my heart but now I realize it’s meant to heal every heart.”
This song was a God moment. He put it on my heart to write it. I thought it was to heal my heart but now I realize it’s meant to heal every heart. 😭 https://t.co/BiTnuyte4P
— Mickey Guyton (@MickeyGuyton) June 2, 2020
The song’s release coincides with Blackout Tuesday, which has seen the music industry announce a day-long pause in response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other victims in the black community of police brutality.