This morning, benny blanco released a statement along with the new music video for an updated version of his song “I Found You” with Calvin Harris, which features Miguel’s soaring voice over an elegantly minimal production. The new version is titled “I Found You/Nilda’s Story” because it follows an immigrant woman named Nilda from Honduras who fled her country after her neighbors were murdered by gang members who also held her and her son hostage, threatening to kill them if they ever came home again. The Jake Schreier-directed video follows Nilda’s process seeking asylum in the United States and being separated from her son under the Trump administration’s new policy.
“I Found You” was originally featured on benny’s album last year, but this new version is all about giving the message room to breathe through the song. Find out how you can help families like Nilda’s at whiletheywait.org, and in the meantime, take in this unbelievably powerful music video. I’m personally so grateful by this very bold, masterfully executed, and extremely important statement coming from such prolific and influential artists; experience it for yourself above.