Elijah Blake Powerful New Video "Hanging Tree"

Elijah Blake collaborated with SANKOFA.org, the social justice organization founded by Harry Belafonte, to release the official video to “Hanging Tree.” 

In an exclusive interview with The FADER, Blake states: “I wrote “Hanging Tree” as a way to use my voice for equal rights, especially black rights, in the aftermath of tragedies like Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Freddie Gray, Tamir Rice and so many others whose voices have been silenced."

"Everybody's praying for peace, but who's gonna protect us from the police?" he sings ahead of the song's chorus: "Keep these chains off me, 'cause I don't wanna be another seed underneath the hanging tree."