AwareNow: Issue 18: The Outside Edition

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“…I think most of us want to see a world where we really are beyond the pettiness and small mindedness of racism and all the other terrible –isms.”

Allié: I shared your video, ‘Soul Mate’ with Jack the other morning. In tears I texted him the link. We had already listened to and loved the song prior to watching the video. But the narrative introduced in the video moved us even more. Being a biracial couple, lyrics gained more weight as an entirely new and powerful perspective was presented. In your own words, please share the story told in the official video for ‘Soul Mate’ and why you decided to tell it.

Cole: Well firstly, we’re so touched that you guys have such a strong connection to that video. It’s a tough subject. I think it’s hard for any decent human to grapple with the history of prejudice, racism and the just, general ignorance perpetuated by humans toward other humans. But it’s a reality that we need to face and that I think we really are facing collectively. I think most of us want to see a world where we really are beyond the pettiness and small mindedness of racism and all the other terrible –isms.

For us the intent with the Soul Mate video primarily centers on the idea that love is deathless. That even though there are people out there with hate in their hearts who will try and ruin something truly beautiful – love transcends time and even our physical presence on earth.

SOUL MATE

FLORA CASH (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

17 AWARENOW / THE OUTSIDE EDITION

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