Jussie Smollett Taps Tika Sumpter & Cynthia Erivo To Showcase Love Without Limitations In New Video For 'Freedom'

Photo: Sharon Mor Yosef; Styling: Apuje Kalu

Rachaell Davis Jan, 11, 2018

Freedom by Jussie Smollett on VEVO.

Empire star Jussie Smollett has long been growing his musical fanbase both on and off-screen since the show’s inception, and now he’s yet again reminding the world of his multi-dimensional artistry with the new music video for his latest single, “Freedom.”

Released on January 4, ‘Freedom’ takes listeners through magical feeling of being in love without limitations. Starring actresses Tika Sumpter and Cynthia Erivo as an everyday couple navigating their way through love together, the video brings the song to life as the pair travel, party and enjoy each other’s company. Several brief moments also include strategic lighting that offers a subtle nod to the light and darkness often felt and associated with having to hide your love, versus being able to share it with the world.

As the accompanying visual for the song, the 3-minute video beautifully compliments its’ endearing lyrics and gives viewers a front-row seat to life through eyes of several couples and groups of friends who dare to embrace the freeing concept of loving out loud. Check out the video in full, above.