Video Premiere: Lorenzo Asher "The Color of Ignorance" feat. XV

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.

Lorenzo Asher's single "The Color of Ignorance" featuring XV was powerful enough as is, with very heavy lyrics challenging us to explore the ideas of racism and social oppression. Now we've got some very well crafted visuals that only heighten the gravity of the song. Check the OKP Premiere of the Michael Belcher directed video, below. To give you more perspective of the song/video read Lorenzo's words on it below, as well. Look for Lorenzo's debut project, Liquor, Loud, Loyalty, Love to drop later this spring. The video ends just about where his last single "Begin," begins, so go ahead and run that one through again too.

The Color of Ignorance: ignorance, being the perfect word to describe the stigma that plagues our nation with racism, classification, and homophobia to which has become far to acceptable in this day and age. The ever so concealed yet never ending battle of racial divide, and societal inequality is the theme propelling this visual love story of an African American boy, and Caucasian girl involved in a seemingly tabooed relationship. A flower blooms and dies in a metaphorical representation of the harm caused to mankind by said evils. HOPE is key here, for without it we are forced to endure the wounds inflicted by the sword of our harsh realities. There’s always hope, and though it poisons our souls, don’t let it go.