Ex-Floetry Singer Marsha Ambrosius' new song, "Far Away," may have one of the most moving messages of 2011, thus far. The new single hopes to raise awareness against bullying. Inspired by her real-life experience, the clip revolves around a gay friend who is shoved aside by people in his neighborhood due to his sexual orientation.
"Dear friends, every year over 1 million people commit SUICIDE. Some were BULLIED because of their SEXUALITY. I lost a friend to SUICIDE, and I'm asking all of you to support alternative lifestyles," Marsha states in the video. "Don't put up with or join in with BULLYING. It's time we become more aware in this WORLD. Take a responsibility to make a difference. So if my MUSIC can save one life, I've done my job."
It's unique in that it's one of the first men loving men videos like it that I've seen. The sad but powerful message is, unfortunately, is very real - especially in the Black community; it gave me chills.
"Far Away" is taken from Marsha Ambrosius' forthcoming solo debut album
"Late Nights, Early Mornings" which is slated to arrive in February.
Well done, Marsha!