When announcing The Healing Component, Mick Jenkins detailed his debut album as “a reference to love being the quintessential healing component and love being able to heal all” — a message he drove home with the Sango-produced lead single, “Spread Love.”
Tonight, Jenkins continues his mission against hate with “Drowning.”
Produced by BADBADNOTGOOD, the potent second single is matched with an even more powerful visual — directed by Nathan R. Smith — that finds the Chicago native playing the role of a man who’s escaped slavery, helps his fellow brothers and sisters do the same, and even manages to get his hands on the very racist pieces of shit who left him to die.
The idea of love conquering all is further proven at the end, when Jenkins and company are finally able to get their revenge, but — thanks to the innocence of our youth — choose to avoid violence and let them go.
Press play on the cinematic clip below and pre-order The Healing Component on iTunes at midnight.
02 Spread Love
03 Daniel’s Bloom
04 Strange Love
05 This Type Love? (Interlude)
06 Drowning f. BADBADNOTGOOD
07 As Seen in Bethsaida f. theMIND
08 Communicate f. Ravyn Lenae
10 1000 Xanx f. theMIND
11 Prosperity f. theMIND
12 Fall Through
13 Love, Robert Horry f. jSTOCK
14 Angels f. Noname & Xavier Omar
15 Fucked Up (Outro) f. Michael Anthony