I know what you're thinking, we are we posting about Usher? Well not only is "Chains" the most socially and political tune Usher Raymond has ever released, but it includes a fiery verse from Nas and the soulful vocals of Bibo Bourelly.
"Chains" is a look at police brutality and racial profiling in America, with the repeated refrain, "we still in chains," a stark reminder of how many black Americans still feel oppressed even though slavery has been abolished.
Not only is this song important in the context of what is happening in the world, but it's accompanied by an interactive video just as compelling. Using face configuration software to take an image of you via your webcam, the video forces you to look at images of the casualties of police brutality, and if you look away, the video pauses until you look at the screen again.
Heavy stuff, but if this is what's needed to get the message across then I for one am all for it.