Michael Spencer

Following the release earlier this year of his new album Golden Walker, indie singer Will Dailey is now sharing a video for his emotional track "He Better Be Alive."

The newly released clip, which is premiering Thursday on Variance, draws inspiration from issues which have historically been—and currently are—met with hostility, such as racial injustice.

"As a white male from Northeast America, I have benefited from the compound interested earned from the racial inequality that our country was founded upon," says Dailey. "In the end it is simple math. I wouldn’t be an artist worth your time, spin, stream, ticket, ear or heart if my own awareness could not find its way into my music. I wouldn’t be making good use of my time on this planet if I didn’t use the privilege of being an artist to exhibit these truths in music."

Pointing specifically to the number of black men killed by police, Dailey stresses the importance of hearing the "pleadings of Rakeyia Scott and that of countless wives, mothers and sisters throughout our short history."

See his stirring new video below.