*The deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile at the hands of policemen … the sniper killings of Dallas law enforcement officers is turning out to be a wake up call of sorts for athletes and entertainers.
The latest to be affected and inspired by the shootings is singer-songwriter Miguel who has released a rough cut of a new song titled “How Many.”
“This version was started (written/recorded) here in London in my hotel room between the hours of 4am and around 7am when I passed out,” Miguel writes. “I’ll update this song every week until its complete. Please feel free to share. #blacklivesmatter.”
The song attempts to make sense of the continuous gun violence in the United States, pleading with listeners to take action in the fight against violence.
“I’m tired of human lives turned into hashtags and prayer hands,” he sings. “Brothers and sisters, it’s time … to wake up, wake up, wake up.”