|1BlessedNatural: India Arie and David Banner in "Steady Love" Video (photo cred: India Arie/David Banner)
The "Steady Love" video was released on Thursday, May 23rd. The song is about India finding Mr. Right and them loving each other. On his Instagram page, Banner talked about leading by example when it came to love. He said, "We talk about love but we must show our children how it looks."
According to BlackDemographic.com marital rates are lower in the United States in general but they are even lower for Blacks. "Steady Love" is a breath of fresh air that breathes new life into the idea of Black relationships. Some of the song's lyrics express the importance of communication in relationships when India Arie says this:
"I'm his woman and he is my man
We can talk about anything
He's got nothing to hide
He's not afraid of his feelings
He's not a slave to his pride."
We could get go into the reasons for this mentality and that would take about 200 more articles! But, I think part of the problem is the lack of positive images in the media of Black couples. "Steady Love" gives us a beautiful reminder of how Black relationships can be successful just like any other relationship!
Some fan reactions to the "Steady Love" video have been priceless. One Instagram user said, "Please make this happen or I hope this is happening !!! That's too much chemistry to be playing !!!" Another user said she didn't care, she already declared India Arie and David Banner married! I agree with her that they make a beautiful couple. Plus David Banner is so handsome!
The song and video are a classic! I can't forget to mention India Arie's natural hairstyles. She has an updo that I want to try in the near future. Virgin hair extensions were used for her styles. Love it!
The way my heart received that joy watching that video of @indiaarie and @davidbanner !!!!! Most beautiful video of 2019! I claim it!— Chocolate_Drop (@choc_drop320) May 24, 2019
@indiaarie #STEADYLOVE ft @davidbanner is the black love music video we deserve. So beautifully told, so engaging, so full of the love. My romantic heart couldn’t handle it. 🥰 https://t.co/k83pIFIwrz— Yolanda Williams (@YolandaRW) May 23, 2019
Did you all check me out in @indiaarie new video #Steadylove ? What did you think? We talk about love but we must show our children how it looks!!!!! #Repost @blacklovedoc ・・・ We can ALWAYS count on @indiaarie for the classic love songs and now she and @davidbannerlikespictures are 🔥 in her new video for Steady Love. There is nothing like a man who is consistent ✨ so we are all the way here for it 👏🏾Tell us your favorite India Arie song in the comments 🎶🎵 #blacklove #steadylove #indiaarie #newmusic