Usher and Nas released an interactive new music video to their anti-police brutality song, “Chains.” The song is dope.
Images of the deceased victims of police brutality, intermittently appear suspended in the middle of the screen over a black backdrop. Faces like Trayvon Martin and Sean Bell.
The interactive video uses your computer’s webcam to recognize your face, with the song pausing every time you look away. The words “Don’t look away” appear on the screen if you try – contributing to a uniquely, haunting viewing experience.
As Usher sings the “We in chains” hook, the lyrics address the violence against black lives in the US. Nas calls out politicians and legislators for their failure to protect black lives from police brutality. “Cops stay shooting us for nothing. Revolution in coming.”