Listen to Usher’s Hopeful New Track ‘I Cry’ in Support of Black Lives Matter
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.
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) June 26, 2020
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.
This song is so pretty ! Plus a great way to tell mini and grown men that it’s ok to cry and sometimes the only sain way to let pain out and reboot your day
— Mebao (@Mebao3) June 26, 2020
Proceeds from the song are to be donated to LISC.org 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.