Leigh Nash of the ‘90s pop band Sixpence None the Richer has released the official music video for her impactful new single, “Good Trouble,” featuring Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Ruby Amanfu.
Directed by Tim Cofield, this powerful clip finds both artists standing in a wooded room adorned with stained glass windows. The talented women face each other while taking turns singing the song’s vulnerable lyrics, which shed light on topics of racial disparities and inequalities that have inevitably brought pain and suffering to many Americans over the years.
“My skin is alabaster / And I understand what that means / There’s history in my color / And a burden in me and this free,” Nash sings with sympathy, signaling a change must be made to rectify the current situation before Amanfu responds with “I’ve grown tired of being so careful / About speaking my truth with soft words / Out on the streets I’m fearful / Even though inside I know my worth.”
When the chorus hits, both artists come together to showcase their stunning harmonies on the ballad.
“Love is still turning over tables / And love still makes the blinded eyes see / And there’s a healing that’s waiting in the water / That’s still making saints out of rebels / My God is still making good trouble,” they sing together in unison while backed by a full band.
“The day that we filmed the music video, the energy in the room was just electric. Singing the words of the song, face to face with Ruby, was an incredibly powerful and uplifting moment,” Nash said of the accompanying video for the ballad in a recent press release. “I had never experienced that kind of emotion during a music video shoot before. No matter how many times we work together, I’m always in awe of Ruby’s presence and her beautiful voice. I’m so glad we were able to team up and share the video with everyone!”
“Good Trouble,” written by Nash with Amanfu and Matt Maher, follows Nash’s previous EP Get Happy, which she released in February of 2020.
Watch the clip above to see Nash’s music video for “Good Trouble.”