Watching videos used to be my favorite past time, but now-a-days I feel a) too old for that and b) like there's always something better to be doing. But today, I indulged and came across a video called Far Away by Marsha Ambrosius. If you don't know, Marsha was the Songstress half of the neo-soul duo Floetry but now both ladies have parted ways to pursue solo careers (the 'Floacist' currently has a video with Musiq Soulchild called 'Forever'). Sad face. Floetry has delivered some classic hits like 'Say Yes' and 'It's Getting Late'...some perfect makin'-baby-mood songs. Ms. Marsha has also drastically changed since her transition from group to independent artist; she's shed some major pounds and looks like a totally different woman. So enough small talk, on to the video. It's a major PSA. Public. Service. Announcement. And I love that. I don't think you'll find anyone talking about gay-bashing and suicide on NBC for a 60-second commercial.
I love that she takes her video there. Scenes of love that I'm sure some people will cringe to see ( I admit, it's hard for me to see 2 beautiful black men kissing each other), but just because we don't agree with someone's lifestyle doesn't mean we have the right to call them names and get violent. This is a major problem in the States and it doesn't get enough exposure on the news! I like when artists use their influence for something life-changing like awareness. And Marsha Ambrosius has convinced me that she's definitely an artist to watch. Her album 'Late Nights and Early Mornings' is forthcoming.
So, check it out! Leave your feedback in the comments!
Do you think the message is tastefully revealed in this video? Should stations ban the video because two men are kissing?