John Legend highlights the country’s current social and political divisions in the artful video for “Penthouse Floor,” his Chance the Rapper-assisted single off last year’s Darkness and Light.
The clip finds John Legend as a hotel employee, who takes a trip to the “Penthouse Floor,” after seeing protests going on outside. There are symbols that reference Black Lives Matter, President Donald Trump, and Colin Kaepernick throughout the clip.
A penthouse suite becomes utopia after a Trump supporter throws his “Make America Great Again” hat to the ground. Police officers, housekeeping employees, and people of all walks of life mingle and share laughs in this room, while Legend plays the piano. But soon, those people disappear. It was all just a dream.
The R&B crooner isn’t the only artist to speak out against Trump. Recently, Eminem did the same on “The Storm” freestyle, which Legend called “dope” and “powerful.”
Watch the visuals to the music video below.