In the span of just a few weeks, we have seen numerous examples of police unjustly taking the lives of Black people reach the media. In the wake of the deaths of people like Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and more, there have been protests across the country by people resisting police and state-sponsored abuse and oppression. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr famously said "a riot is the language of the unheard", and the people protesting have been screaming the same message that their Ancestors were, a simple message: "We want freedom, we want justice, we want equality." This message still goes unheard, and now we see how the people finally respond.
Though this song was initially supposed to be a "deep cut" from the upcoming Still I Rise 2 album, Paul Willis and BLAQLight decided to release "Be Free", a song addressing the anger, fear, pain, and emotion felt by so many Black people worldwide. They both hope that it can help bring healing to anyone who needs.
"Be Free" by BLAQLight is available on all streaming platforms.