John Legend is continuing to use his artistic platform to spread awareness about social injustices targeting communities of color through his music.
Earlier this year, the Grammy Award-winning entertainer released his fifth studio album, Darkness and Light, which included several songs that aim to highlight current issues affecting marginalized groups on a large scale including racism, police brutality and mass incarceration.
In the new visual for the album’s latest single “Penthouse Floor,” the proud father of 1 sends an enlightening message about the importance of reaching higher and then using your success to unite and elevate those around you, both literally and figuratively.
“The whole world on display for us, the altitude is dangerous, but we ain’t going home,” he sings on the song’s chorus. “Going to the penthouse floor. Go to the penthouse floor. Let’s ride the elevator, it’s what we’ve been waiting for, can’t keep us out no more, penthouse floor.”
Legend is later joined on the track by none other than fellow socially-conscious musician and rapper, Chance The Rapper, who lends his voice to the topic at hand as only he can.
Check out the full video for ‘Penthouse Floor’ above.