Listen to Usher’s Hopeful New Track ‘I Cry’ in Support of Black Lives Matter

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R&B/pop legend Usher released a new track in hopes of creating a better world for his sons. Usher Raymond IV dropped his latest project in support of not only Black Lives Matter but for Black-owned businesses.

He also wrote the song for his two sons, Usher “Cinco” Raymond V and Naviyd Ely Raymond, for them to understand the importance of showing emotions and being vulnerable. In a world where black boys and men are sometimes raised to be “tough and not show our vulnerability,” Usher wanted to be a better example for them. The song was in his archives to be recorded for a later date, but when news of George Floyd’s murder, as well as the senseless violence against Black men and women, were announced, the singer returned to this song to release.

Longtime fans of the music icon are not only happy about new music but also appreciate a good example for men to show their humanity.

Proceeds from the song are to be donated to dedicated to supporting local Black-owned businesses and community events. Usher will also perform “I Cry” for the first time live during Global Citizen’s virtual concert, Global Goal Unite, on Saturday, June 27 at 8 pm ET on NBC.

Listen to the audio of “I Cry” above.