Another artist comes forward to pen a new song to share their feelings on the latest murders of Black men, Alton Sterling & Philandro Castile. Miguel sings“I cannot stay silent,” on his latest song “How Many.”
Created and released in the wake of multiple police-related shootings this week, the Wildheart singer reveals deep frustration with the killings on the powerful track.
“How many black lives?” he asks. “How many heartbeats turned into flatlines / How many black lives does it take to wake a change?”
The song isn’t finished, according to Miguel. “This version was started (written/recorded) here in London in my hotel room between the hours of 4am and around 7am when i passed out,” he wrote on SoundCloud. “ill update this song every week until its complete.”
Take a listen to the rough cut of the powerful song below: