Freedom

Album: Sum of My Music (2018)
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  • The lead single for Jussie Smollet's debut solo album, the lyrics, according to the Empire star describe "love in its most honest and pure form."

    "It's a song about complete bliss, not the fantasy or some false sense of security," he explained. "Whether it's love for your partner, your family, your people or yourself, when Love is true, there's a feeling that you can literally fly."
  • The song's visual features The Haves and the Have Nots star Tika Sumpter and British actress Cynthia Erivo as lovers in a same-sex relationship. Smollet explained:

    "This video is about love. I wanted to show two people doing the everyday things that every single couple does. I see nothing but beauty through the eyes of these characters we've created. I hope everyone else does as well. Love is freedom. Freedom is love."
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