Watch John Legend’s New Emotional Video for “Surefire”

John Legend celebrates love and its power to cross borders in his new poignant video for “Surefire”, a track from his recent fifth album Darkness and Light.

Directed by Cole Wiley, the clip tells a story of a young couple Jamila and Roberto, as they battle obstacles in the way of their relationship.

After a fight with Jamila’s disapproving father, Robert ends up deported back to his native Mexico. Jamila hitchhikes south to find her boyfriend with his mother.

In a statement Wiley said the video was a tribute to “eternal faith … that love is the most powerful force in the universe”.

He added: “Human civilization is experiencing an extraordinary moment in time. We are more capable of doing more good than ever before, but we are still mired by a myriad of systemic failures that continue to arise because of our continuing lack of empathy towards others. That is why Jamila and Roberto, the star-crossed lovers featured in the ‘Surefire’ music video, face a number of obstacles that are heavily rooted in the current state of America. Fear of immigration, religious bigotry and many other forms of prejudice are contaminating our cultural landscape on a daily basis.”

You can watch “Surefire” below.

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I'm a music enthusiast living in the city of Prague. Before GID became my main writing outlet, I've been working for my school's student magazine. My other interests are travelling, photography and literature.

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