Prince's Posthumous 'Mary Don't You Weep' Video Takes On Gun Violence

Prince's Posthumous 'Mary Don't You Weep' Video Takes On Gun Violence

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From Prince's first posthumous album, Piano & A Microphone 1983, the Prince Estate launched a brand new video for "Mary Don't You Weep" on Thursday (Sept. 20).

The video tackles the subject of gun violence and its influence on the youth of America. The opening scenes are heart-wrenching, with a number of individuals surrounding the physique of a younger black boy in what seems to be a courtroom. 

"The system is damaged, it’s going to take the younger individuals to repair it this time," is without doubt one of the quotes from Prince seen to start with of the video. "We want new concepts, new life."

The music video echoes Prince's previous activist work in Baltimore. During the 2015 protests in Maryland following the dying of Freddie Gray, the pop music icon launched a tune and documentary video titled Baltimore, which referred to as for extra compassion and love as a remedy to the gun violence epidemic.

The clean piano chords and echoed vocals from Prince set an ominous tone for the video's intense scenes of dying, finally main as much as a funeral the place a mom and son share their intimate goodbyes. 

Watch the total video for "Mary Don't You Weep" under.