Addressing longstanding systemic racism and social injustice through his music, 12-year-old viral sensation and Florida native Keedron Bryant shares a moving acappella version of his official single “I JUST WANNA LIVE” today. Get it HERE via Warner Records.
With nothing but heartfelt words and his emotionally charged performance, this stripped-down rendition of “I JUST WANNA LIVE” captivates and chills. The lyrics amplify a much-needed wake-up call in potent and pure poetic fashion as Keedron cries out for justice and equality. His compelling delivery quakes with an intensity well beyond his years, and the music features stirring and anthemic production. Dem Jointz (Rihanna, Brandy, Anderson .Paak) produced the transformative track and Keedron’s Mother, Johnetta Bryant, wrote the song.
Since its official release last week, “I JUST WANNA LIVE” has continued to attract fervent fan and critical support. CNN observed, “It has become one of the unofficial anthems of a movement as Black Lives Matter protests have occurred around the globe,” Pitchfork called it “powerful,”TODAY described it as “stirring,” and TIME listed it as one of the best new songs of June 2020.
This Sunday, Keedron Bryant will bless the 2020 BET Awards with a powerful performance. Tune in at 8/7c on BET and CBS.