A number of R&B/soul singers including Luke James, Kelly Price, and Stacy Francis have joined Chaka Khan on a just released song and video dedicated to the life of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin.
Aptly titled “Fear Kills. Love Heals,” the effort is a re-cut of Chaka Khan’s song “Super Life.”
The song and video were recorded in Hollywood Sunday, put together within 48hrs notice to send a message Khan hopes will resonate with children, adults and the world at large.
“I really feel strongly about our children, period, and their safety. And this is children of every color. We’re concerned about children’s safety,” Khan told Piers Morgan Monday night.
A project completely from the heart, Khan went on to say this is not about money but is an effort “to raise awareness in children and adults and everybody that you can’t judge a person by what he’s wearing.”
With that said, Khan and talent like Eva Marcille, Loretta Devine, and Angela Bassett wear hoodies in the video. Showing solidarity, they pull off their hoods to reveal their faces and state their names.
The poignant message “Fear Kills. Love Heals.” closes out the video.