I absolutely love the video for Miguel’s new single, “Candles in the Sun”.
The song focuses on religion and equality. He questions:
“Is there a God?
Is he watching?
Is she watching?
Are they watching now?
If not, what are we doing?
Where are we going?
What are we doing now?
Look at all these people
Searching for a reason,
Searching for a piece of mind. Hey!
They say we’re all created equal,
That’s what they teach us,
But that ain’t how we treat each other
Nah that ain’t how we treat each other
Shit, The truth is that we need each other, yeah.”
Shot in all black and white, the video captures people of all faiths and circumstances. From the slain soldier to the overlooked homeless man sleeping on the street; the criminal to the drug addict; the child playing with a gun to the man who feels he must use one; the video uses stark imagery to magnify the disparities and biases that exist in society.
Don’t take my word though. Check it out for yourself:
– Sincerely Syreeta