This video was dropped into my inbox today by Samantha Crain’s PR company. It shook me to the core. I urge you to watch it. It needs no narrative from me.
“Killer,” is the new video from singer-songwriter Samantha Crain. It presents a narrative on the police brutality that is directed at people of colour, and through it, the viewer is challenged to speak up in opposition to the injustice and inequality that has been long unacknowledged, but is now validated by cell phone videos and social media.
“Killer” is a protest song that breaks open the reality of police brutality in the African-American community. “Every day we are told that progress is being made toward equality and fairness but it seems there are still widening gaps between classes, sexes, races and creeds,” Crain explains. “This song is a call for awareness…”
With lyrics like, “The killer of girls, the killer of self / Turned the Garden of Eden into a fiery hell / Struck the rock too many times now no water comes out,” it’s obvious Crain pours her heart and soul into the thought-provoking track — and the accompanying visuals help paint the picture she’s created with the song.