Amid civil and social unrest, the Jamaican American Miami nativeDavid Lyn, is using his voice and platform to speak on current issues in the country as it relates to the Black community, most namely racial injustice and police brutality. Following the recent deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and George Floyd, “Can’t Breathe” is a bold statement to systemic injustices that continue to plague Black America. David Lyn exclaimed ”I am upset and my music is a form of release. This is my way of venting while also speaking on the current issues we face in this country. This has to stop! There’s no more room in this world for racism.”
The visuals within his music video further amplify David’s emotional lyrics as the video opens with a Nelson Mandela quote. You will then find the leading character (David Lyn) in a chilling monologue, pinned down to a police car fighting to breathe while an officer chokes him as he is restrained. The ending, although traumatic, is a regretful reminder of what has happened way too often — another Black man killed at the hands of police. “Can’t Breathe” is a lyrical and literal testament to being Black in America.
As David Lyn gears up for the release of his debut EP due out later this summer, fans will be able to follow his storytelling journey with more captivating singles and visuals. With mentors such as Rick Ross, Flo Rida and the late singer Betty Wright shaping his vast talent in hip hop, R&B, reggae and pop; he is no newbie to the music industry and his multifaceted and multidimensional artistry will attest to that.
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