‘Light’ by Big Sean
In a powerful video confronting the terrible violence and cultural and racial, tension which is current in the USA. The song itself features singer Jeremih, although he didn’t actually feature in the video. The Sean don only makes a minimal appearance throughout, to allow focus on the events in the visual.
The video was directed by Lawrence Lamont and it showcases three scenes depicting the issues in the USA. The scenes consist of a child caught in the middle of a gang shootout, African-American teenagers shot by police and a woman in a hijab who was stabbed on the street. After each incident, a light shines on the victims and Sean walks them to a van like as if he was an angel.
Regarding the video, Sean tweeted saying:
‘A loaded mind is more dangerous than a loaded weapon’
He also went on to say ‘but when I wrote this song, it was to reassure myself that no matter what happens, they can’t take away our souls’.