“It’s up to me and you now,” sings Ledisi on her passionate and powerful new song, ‘I Can’t Breathe.’ Backed by only a grand piano, played by Keith “Butta” Justice, the big voice songstress provides a thought-provoking and intense vocal rendition, written by Angel Lea Higgs, as she brings awareness to the issues faced in black communities throughout America. The song’s title is a haunting reminder of words uttered by the late Eric Garner, an unarmed man that was killed by the NYPD.

“I can’t breathe / In a world scared of love / Where freedom isn’t free,” sings Ledisi with a heavy heart.

“This song had to be sung. Had to be heard. Thank you to all involved to make it live. Now out into the world it goes. With love, prayers, and a passionate plea,” Ledisi announces.

Take a breath and listen to “I Can’t Breathe” below.

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