After scoring his first Grammy earlier this month, Miguel has released the thought-provoking video for “Candles in the Sun” — a song from the R&B crooner’s sophomore album ‘Kaleidoscope Dream.’

The black-and-white clip focuses on social, political and religious themes, and also makes references to recent tragedies like Hurricane Sandy and the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.

Miguel said of the video: “It’s so easy to ignore what’s right in front of us sometimes. I wanted to create a song and visual that addressed my everyday concerns of life as I know it in the world that we live in.”

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