July 15, 2016

India Arie Releases #BlackLivesMatter Inspired 'Continue To Breathe'

Written by Mike Orie of TheConsciousTip.com
In light of everything's that happened over the past week, more celebrities are stepping up to use their voice responsibly. India Arie adds to the list of artists creating music inspired by the #BlackLivesMatter movement. "Continue To Breathe" is her contribution to the healing of the Black community as we continue the fight on police brutality. Yesterday she premiered the new song over at Essence.

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“Sometimes you just can't believe the things your eyes see, so much injustice in this life and it’s happening right on your TV screen,” she sings. “So you drop to your knees and you’re praying ‘cause you can hear him saying he can’t breathe, and it’s all so overwhelming, because you know there’s nothing you can do to help him.” India is then joined by the group around her, who chimes in for the song’s chorus singing, “continue to breathe.”

What methods are you currently practicing to "Continue To Breathe" and ensure your mental health remains in tact? Share below in the comment section.

Mike "Orie" Mosley is a freelance writer/photographer and cultural advocate from St. Louis. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Arts, Entertainment & Media Management from Columbia College Chicago and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from LSU. He is also the co-founder of music and culture website www.theconscioustip.com. In his spare time, he's probably listening to hip hop & neo soul music, hitting up brunch or caught up in deep conversations about Black music. You can follow him on Twitter @mike_orie or on Instagram @mikeorie

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