It’s time to get real with Melanie Fiona! After serving up a proper summertime jam with the Caribbean-flavored “Bite The Bullet” back in May, the R&B songstress is moving forward with the video premiere of her new single “I Tried,” and it’s a very very emotional affair.
In the clip, Melanie performs in a glass cage in the middle of a dark room to properly deliver the song’s message – which is to raise awareness about serious social justice issues like domestic violence, mass shootings, police brutality, rape, racial inequality, and human trafficking.
“It is important for me to channel the ideas and concepts I am passionate about into my music and my art. . .As an artist with a social platform, I feel it is my responsibility to do so,” Melanie told Complex. “The video for ‘I Tried’ is a tribute to the fight in which we all witness and experience both internally and externally in the world daily. The conversation of important issues should not end when we turn the TV off. I hope this visual sparks emotion, thought, dialogue, reflection, and ultimately, positive change.”
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