Lalah Hathaway uses her voice to shine a light on social injustice in the video for “Honestly,” the title track from her eighth studio album.
The introspective clip recaps Ferguson protects, past happenings in Charlottesville, VA, Colin Kaepernick’s plight, Black Lives Matter marches, Standing Rock’s oil pipeline fight and more as she sings about removing such toxicity from the world.
Lalah shared that “Honestly” is “a love song about love lost. I’m talking about falling out of love with America. Although I still have hope in this country and I still want to dream, this video is meant to symbolize how this time has made so many of us wake up to the nightmare of this country. And how we all just want the nightmare to end.”
Honestly, which is out November 3, is available for pre-order now. “My approach has always been to find and write great stories, which was a driving factor behind the creation of honestly,” Hathaway said of her album. “This album is a collection of entirely new and original recordings that really express where I am at this moment in time.”
Check out the clip below.