Newly anointed EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards) winner and multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend has premiered the powerful music video for his new single “Preach”, the singer’s response to myriad social issues affecting marginalized communities. The video was directed by Dominique DeLeon and is inspiring viewers to action.
“The idea behind the song is that sometimes we can get so frustrated by the news and what’s going on and there’s this scatter going on in ourselves,” Legend said in a statement. “Do we become apathetic? Do we become engaged? Do we just talk about it, or do we do something?” The singer added the hashtag “#CantJustPreach.
The Dominique DeLeon-directed video opens with the singer lying awake in bed beside wife Chrissy Teigen before taking a harrowing look at a handful of issues taking root in America: School shootings, children being separated from parents at the border, law enforcement’s aggressive tactics toward African-Americans during traffic stops and more.