Listen to Solange’s Cover of Syreeta’s “Black Maybe”

In tribute to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

Solange has been a voice towards racial issues and alongside Killer Mike, has become one of the more consistent artists in speaking up against police killings since Trayvon Martin’s death in 2012. Today, in tribute to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, she's posted a cover of Syreeta’s “Black Maybe” off the singer’s 1972 self-titled debut on Instagram. She captioned the short clip with:

“Been singing Syreeta’s ‘Black Maybe’ over and over again trying to comfort my weary heart…But what is comfort when the images of slain black bodies left to bleed are sketched into your being…over and over again.”

Solange also uploaded the lyrics to the song (which were written by Stevie Wonder) that appear to be typed in the notes app via iPhone. The song lyrics was written 40 years ago and unfortunately, still register so clearly today.

Black Maybe - Syreeta Wright 1972

A photo posted by Solange (@saintrecords) on

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