Rising R&B singer and actor, Trevor Jackson has premiered a personal music video for “Like I Do,” off his most recent mixtape In My Feelings, which came out in August.
The visuals for the raw, uplifting track play out like a short film telling the real-life story of Trevor’s cousin, Randon (who plays the lead in the video) after he was shot in the leg earlier this year. It’s also dedicated to his other cousin, Mark Cotton, who was shot and killed in November.
With the recent shooting attacks in San Bernadino, California and Paris, France, along with the gun violence and racial tensions plaguing the country today, Trevor says that the “Like I Do” video is not a reaction to anger, but rather love.
“I feel like we sometimes let our emotions and anger get in the way,” Jackson explains. “Yeah, those [stories of shootings] upset me. Yeah, all those things I see make me angry. But I know everything that I do is going to be more powerful and touch more people in a positive way than if I go out there and cause havoc.”
Early next year, Trevor Jackson can be seen alongside Andre “Andre 3000” Benjamin, Felicity Huffman, and Regina King on the second season of hit ABC drama, American Crime, premiering January 6.
Check out the video below: