Miguel has responded to our country’s recent tragic events in the best way he knows how: new music.
The Mexican and African-American artist released a demo for a new song called “How Many,” commenting on this week’s horrific murders of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and last night’s Dallas shooting.
The track includes heartfelt lyrics including, “I’m tired of human lives turned into hashtags and prayer hands…” and “I wonder how many black lives, how many heartbeats turned into flat lines…”. According to Miguel, the song was written “between the hours of 4am and 7am” in his London hotel room. The singer explains he’ll be updating the song every week until its finished.