Blavity Exclusive: "Strange Grace" by Amy Leon
Amy León is a Harlem-bred poet, musician, and activist. Strange Grace is the newest video from her debut album, Something Melancholy.
"I was warming up with Amazing Grace in the studio and happened to mix up the lyrics with Strange Fruit. The coincidence was too strong for me to ignore therefore resulting in the birth of this song, and the creation of this music video."
Strange Grace is an analysis of the cyclical nature of violence against black bodies in America, and how our freedom remains tinged with bloodshed and unaccomplished.
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Watch the video exclusively on Blavity and go see her perform live at National Sawdust in Brooklyn on March 10th.
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