R&B songwriter Terius Youngdell Nash, better known as The-Dream, released a new video for his track "Black" earlier today.
While Nash has written music for Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and Britney Spears, amongst various others, he also finds time to write music for his solo career as The-Dream. His new politically motivated track features the tagline "Classism is the New Racism."
As the 36-year-old delves into more politically conscious territory, he allows for various social movements to have their say in the video. Advocates and protestors of all varieties are seen holding signs in a diverse set of languages, with a myriad of symbols. Some examples of this include a wide-array of individuals holding signs with phrases that refer to recent social issues and movements such as Occupy Wall Street, Help Ukraine, and SOS Venezuela. A shirtless man with rainbow flags pasted on his pecs is seen walking through a barren roadway with smoke billowing behind him. A Guy Fawkes mask, the iconic symbol associated with the international collective of hacktivists known as Anonymous, can also be spotted throughout the video.
This style of socially conscious music is a realm totally unlike the familiar world he dwelled in while working with artists such as those mentioned above. We'll be excited to see where this direction takes him. You can find an official lyric video for "Black" here on Zumic, and you can purchase last year's IV Play on iTunes and Amazon. For more The-Dream merchandise, head over to his online store.
Source: The-Dream VEVO YouTube Channel