Usher shares a harsh reminder of America's stark new reality in the video for "Chains." Filtered through a black and white lens, the Nas and Bibi Bourelly-assisted track features monochromatic explosions of guns and violence dominating the screen as Usher navigates us through a fenced-in reality of persecution and death that all leads us to the climactic twist at the end.

In a post on Instagram, Usher notes, "'Chains' is my way of spreading light on the issues we face in our social injustice system. As artists we have to use our platform to spread awareness and inspire action. Please visit chainshub.org and @sankofadotorg to learn how you can get involved and build a more effective social movement." Watch the video above.