Melanie Fiona has been putting out quite the visuals lately!
Following the fierce video for “Bite The Bullet,” the two-time Grammy Award winner singer/songwriter releases the poignant video for “I Tried,” another song from her upcoming album Awake.
In the clip, a battered and bruised Melanie is trapped inside a glass box as she hopelessly tries to escape. As real news articles flash across the screen, Melanie reacts to each one: the concept focuses on societal thorns such as domestic violence, mass shootings, police brutality, rape, racial inequality and human trafficking.
She says about the Carmen Murray-directed video, "It is important for me to channel the ideas and concepts I am passionate about into my music and my art… As an artist with a social platform, I feel it is my responsibility to do so. The video for ‘I Tried’ is a tribute to the fight in which we all witness and experience both internally and externally in the world daily. The conversation of important issues should not end when we turn the TV off. I hope this visual sparks emotion, thought, dialogue, reflection, and ultimately, positive change," explains Melanie.
Awake will arrive in early 2016. Purchase “I Tried” digitally everywhere tomorrow (Oct. 9th).