Aloe Blacc Touches on Immigration Issue in ‘Wake Me Up’ Video
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Aloe Blacc‘s song ‘Wake Me Up’ currently sits at No. 4 after spending 17 weeks on the chart, and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon. The just-released video to the acoustic version isn’t exactly hurting its relevancy either.
The soul crooner, who’s the uncredited singer on the regular version, stars in the visual. The clip trades in the EDM break down for a break down of the U.S. immigration issue.
Blacc sings as the video follows a family whose immigration attempt ends in failure and the confiscation of its baby by a police officer. The child grows up to be a DreamActivist (a social media hub dedicated to immigration reform) who comes face to face with the officer who took her.
The Alex Rivera-directed flick ends by noting that many of the actors actually lived the story told here. One of them was born in the States but got deported with her mother.