At the American Music Awards this past fall, Kane Brown told fans in a red carpet interview that he was really excited about a new song called “Worldwide Beautiful.” And as a song that tackles topics like race and color, there couldn’t be a more appropriate time to release it than right now.
“I’m releasing this song early that I’ve been holding onto for a year. I’m hoping it will bring us together during this time and proceeds are being funded to the Boys and Girls Club. I love you guys.”
With the motto “one love, one God, one family,” the song calls on all of us to lay our differences aside and come together because at the end of the day, we’re not that different from each other.
“You’re missing every color If you’re only seeing black and white Tell me how you’re gonna change your mind If your heart’s unmovable We ain’t that different from each other From one to another, I look around And see worldwide beautiful”
In light of the recent murder of George Floyd, and the protests that have followed, the music industry specifically has taken the opportunity to address the issues of racial injustice that currently plague our society. Blackout Tuesday was effort to get the industry to pause and reflect on the ways we can move towards progress, and with Kane being one of the few black artists (he is mixed) in mainstream country music, it’s important to hear his words on the matter if we, as both an industry and fans, want to come together to bring about change.
And as many artists do, Kane put his thoughts into a song.
Kane also shared his thoughts on the racial injustice and division our country is currently facing. He added the following comment:
“ATTENTION: FIRST OF ALL I’M MIXED. I’M BLACK TO THE WHITE GUY, AND I’M WHITE TO THE BLACK GUY UNTIL A RACIAL THING COMES INTO PLAY AND THEN I’M SUPPOSED TO PLAY THE BLACK SIDE. I HONESTLY THINK IT’S IGNORANT AS HELL TO KILL A HUMAN BEING IN COLD BLOOD WITHOUT THEM DOING ANYTHING ESPECIALLY HAND CUFFED. I THINK ITS STUPID A MAN CANT JOG WITHOUT BEING GUNNED DOWN. IF EVERYONE WAS SEEN AS PEOPLE, IF EVERYONE WAS TREATED THE SAME, IF EVERYONE WAS CHARGED THE SAME SENTENCE. THIS SHIT WOULDN’T BE HAPPENING. #BLACKLIVESMATTER WE ARE PEOPLE TOO. LIKE I SAID BEFORE WE ALL NEED TO BECOME ONE RACE (AMERICANS ) STOP DIVIDING OR IT WILL NEVER BE SOLVED! I LOVE EVERYONE EVEN IF YOU SPIT ON ME I WILL FIND IT IN MY HEART TO LET IT GO! LETS COME TOGETHER AND WORK THIS SHIT OUT.”