Saba’s “Sirens” video is a poignant portrait of loss

Half of the opening track of ‘CARE FOR ME.’

Saba’s been dropping loosies lately—“Papaya,” “Where it’s At”—but the Chicago rapper’s clearly not done fleshing out the world of CARE FOR ME, his sophomore album that dropped in April. Take this video for “Sirens,” featuring theMIND.

“Sirens,” which comes from the two-part opening track “Busy/Sirens,” is a brooding meditation on racialized police violence. Its accompanying video, directed by Reed Jackson, is a striking portrait of loss. It finds Saba at home, surrounded by scenes of mundane domestic life—relatives chopping vegetables at the dinner table, friends playing cards. But a bright light, overwhelming them through their windows, steals his loved ones away from him, and not even a child is exempt.

Watch the video below:


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