A new lyric video for the Prince song “Baltimore” has been released by the track’s singer, Eryn Allen Kane. Prince wrote the song in the days that followed the killing of Freddie Gray, who died while in the custody of the Baltimore police.
The imagery in the new video puts a focus on the calls for peace that accompanied the unrest that followed Gray’s death on April 12, 2015. It also includes references to the deaths of Trayvon Martin, who was fatally shot by George Zimmerman, and Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.
“The system is broken,” Prince writes in a statement shown at the video’s conclusion. “It’s going to take the young people to fix it this time. We need new ideas, new life...”
Kane—who has been making waves with her song “Have Mercy”—first performed “Baltimore” with Prince at his Rally 4 Peace in Baltimore on May 10. “I am honored to join Prince in his mission to inspire through the uniting power of music,” Kane said, “and be able to offer a platform where this moment can be shared globally.”