After releasing I Hope You Can Forgive Me last May, Madison McFerrin stunned a Philly audience with an unforgettable Free at Noon performance. Last week, McFerrin debuted a haunting video for one of the standout tracks from her album: “Run.”

During her performance, she told the WXPN crowd that this song stemmed from the discovery that her great-great-great grandmother escaped slavery. The shadowy visual reflects on that struggle, depicting McFerrin running through a vibrantly green forest while being chased by a police officer. She rises from the ground, wields a blood-splattered sword, and sings straight into the camera. It’s a deeply powerful video for a moving, layered track. The theme of family history is made even more poignant by the inclusion of featured vocals from her father, the beloved and boundlessly inventive jazz singer Bobby McFerrin.

Read our recap of McFerrin’s Free at Noon performance from last year and watch her Key Studio Session here.

Madison McFerrin - Run