Willie Jones has released his poignant, powerful new song “American Dream.” Penned by Jones, Josh Logan and Jason Afable, who also produced the track, with additional production by Alex “Lex” Goodwin (Nelly, Jason Derulo), “American Dream” recognises civil rights leaders such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and those making an impact in the Black Lives Matter and current social justice movements.
The song is accompanied by a music video, directed by Jamal Wade of Dreambar.
“When I saw the final edit, I knew this was my most important statement to date as an artist,” said Jones. “It’s going to make people think and also understand how I see our country, our collective past, and futures. It was captured perfectly: the emotion, the creative use of anime, the message being relatable to so many. I felt relieved and inspired. No joke, I got chills.”
Jones’ video paints the American Dream: as a superhero, something for people to look up to and work towards, while also putting a spotlight on police brutality and racism and paying tribute to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, Rayshard Brooks, Daniel Prude, Sandra Bland, Aura Rosser, Botham Jean and many others.
Jones debut album ‘Right Now,’ is available this Friday via The Penthouse/EMPIRE.