For Avery*Sunshine, It’s All ‘Blackity Black’ Everything

Photo Credit: Avery*Sunshine/YouTube

Being Black is a mood, a movement and moment at any time of the year. However, there’s something about summertime that makes being Black feel extra special. With June marking two extra Black special occasions — Black Music Month and Juneteenth — Avery*Sunshine gives us a reason to celebrate all things Black and beautiful with her latest single “Blackity Black.”

The songstress highlights very specific moments in the African-American experience that many in the diaspora can relate to, from showing up late to the cookout to brown liquor and playing spades. She doesn’t just reduce it to celebrations and get-togethers, though. She speaks to our deeply planted roots and the strength found in our people.

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“We got roots like a shepherds tree / We go deeper than the eye can see,” she sings on the song’s second verse. “We can’t be colorblind / All fists up to red, black and green / And everything we touch turns to gold.”

The song’s video takes us inside one of her own family celebrations. We watch as folks play cards, jump rope and cook up ribs on the grill while frying chicken and making collard greens in the kitchen. When she’s not making us want to pull up for a plate, Avery’s serving up glamour and smiles while standing among beautiful works of art to remind us that Black is indeed beautiful.

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Avery*Sunshine always gives what we need, and “Blackity Black” once again finds her doing just that. The song should feature alongside previous single “W8” on her upcoming album set to be released later this year. Get into both the song and visual when you head below.

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