Marsha Ambrosius Takes A Stand On ‘Far Away’

I, like many others, was a little underwhelmed when Marsha Ambrosius released "Hope She Cheats On You (With A Basketball Player)" as the first single from her upcoming album Late Nights & Early Mornings. However, when the second single "Far Away" surfaced my faith was somewhat restored. Now the video for the track is here for our consumption, and it's not what I was axpecting at all. According to a message that appears at the end of the video, the story is inspired my real-life events close to Marsha's heart.
After the bounce

Dear friends,

Every year over 1 million people commit SUICIDE. Some were BULLIED because of their SEXUALITY. I lost a friend to SUICIDE, and I'm asking all of you to support alternative lifestyles. Don't put up with or join in with BULLYING. It's time we become more aware in this WORLD. Take a responsibility to make a difference. So if my MUSIC can save one life, I've done my job.

I love you all so much.

Marsha must be applauded for dealing with an issue that is often either overlooked, or in some cases made worse, by those creating "urban" music. The video deals with the issue honestly and directly, which must have been difficult given the original inspiration for it. Although some scenes are quite hard-hitting, it's an issue that needs addressing, especially in light of occurrences in the US last year.

If you or someone you know has been considering suicide, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline online or at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). With help comes hope.

[Photo: Lisa H. Brown]

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  • Cedric

    Marsha-thank you for being creative.

  • Britsoul

    Really good video and a beautiful song. Let's hope it makes people think

  • sinnawitsoul

    This video is so many things on so many levels. I pray that the message(s) presented aren't lost due to what people aren't used to seeing or feel is some type of agenda being pushed down people's throats. Love is love and hate is hate. No one in this world has a monopoly on either. Thank you Marsha for continuing to stand your ground as an artist/activist in a culture that celebrates image for the sake of comfort. Your message will carry forth because it has birthed into the universe. Thank you Soulbounce for continuing to show all facets of creativity, whether we like or not. Let us continue to grow, be challenged and not scared of what is to come from thinking outside of the box.

  • normysoul

    a completely surprising and powerful video. Kudos to Marsha for taking a stand!

  • KL in ATL

    wow.... thank you, Marsha.... lets just hope this gets airplay where it needs to...

  • Happiness

    Thank you and bless you, Marsha! A powerful & effective portrait of a beautiful couple and the wack bigotry they face. Rock on sis!

  • Atlblk1

    I already loved the song when I first heard it.....Now it takes on a new meaning...I love your voice and your music and i really appreciate what you are trying to do with your music...Blessings

  • Tiffani

    I already have mine on preorder but this makes me wanna go order it AGAIN!!Marsha has done a great job with vocals as well as the story...hopefully it will touch folks...not who actively participate in hate but those watch while it goes on and say or do nothing.

  • politicallyincorrect

    EPIC, wow Marsha your first solo video and already one of the best of the past 10 years. I like music vids w/ story lines

  • sickwitit

    kudos to marsha for being daring enough to go there, artists are way too safe nowadays.

  • Missa

    this video was great it brought real tears to my eyes. Kudos to Marsha for speaking out and I hope that more people see the video and open their minds and not hate on people who are different.


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