Usher has shared an emotional new track called ‘I Cry’. All proceeds from the song will benefit the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a nonprofit which provides grants and support for community organizations and minority-owned small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19. Check it out below.
In an emotional social post accompanying the release, Usher wrote that the song was “inspired by wanting to teach [his] sons that it is OK for a man to feel emotions deeply and cry” and that he wrote it while feeling “very depressed thinking about all sons who have lost their fathers to police brutality, social injustice, and violence; the daughters and mothers too.”
“I cry,” Usher sings on the chorus, “For the sons without fathers/And the pain that their mothers/Hold deep inside/So I’ll fight/For the future we’re making/It’ll change if we face it/’Cause these tears won’t dry.”
‘I Cry’ marks the singer’s third single of 2020, following ‘SexBeat’ feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris, and ‘California’ feat. Tyga. His last project was 2018’s A in collaboration with Zaytoven. More recently, Usher published an op-ed in The Washington Post calling for Juneteenth to be declared a national holiday.
— Usher Raymond IV (@Usher) June 26, 2020