(AllHipHop News) “We Could Be Free” is the closing track on Vic Mensa’s 2017 album The Autobiography. A politically-charged music video for the song was released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2018.
Mensa spoke about “We Could Be Free” during an interview with Beats 1 Radio’s Zane Lowe. He broke down scenes from the visuals.
“At the beginning, you have this infant in the womb, a safe space you would think. But you’re hearing the turmoil outside and seeing how that affects the infant in the womb,” explained the Chicago-bred wordsmith.
Mensa went on to point out that footage from protests in Charlottesville, Palestine, and Standing Rock are projected behind him in the clip. Religion also played a big part in the imagery presented in the “We Could Be Free” music video.
“You have religion as a main source of division between people. I don’t think at its core that’s what religion was meant to be, but we juxtaposed those things in the video to show it doesn’t have to be that way,” said Vic.