Kane Brown Gets Real About Struggles with Racism in New Video Clip

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As Kane Brown gears up for the release of his second album, “Experiment,” the singer is opening up about childhood struggles in a new video clip. The minute-long video is a snippet from a longer project called “The Making of #Experiment,” available Nov. 2 on Apple Music.

In the clip, videos and photos are displayed throughout showcasing Kane’s whirlwind musical journey. Alongside performance clips and studio sessions, the singer gets real — admitting that no one really knows how he grew up.

“They look at my tattoos and my style that I wear my clothes,” he says in the video posted to Facebook. “It’s always, ‘Oh, Waylon and Cash are rolling in their graves right now.'”

Kane Brown : The Making of Experiment

#AppleMusicPresents: Kane Brown. The making of #Experiment – out November 2nd on Apple Music! Pre-add the album now: apple.co/Experiment

Posted by Kane Brown on Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Later, Kane says he struggled growing up. Being biracial wasn’t an easy thing for a kid, he shares.

“Some people say I’m not country but they don’t really know how I grew up. I went through a lot being called the n-word,” he says. “They have a picture of what they think country should look like. To me, I just want to make my own lane.”

[MORE: Kane Brown Announces Headlining Live Forever Tour]

Kane has certainly carved his own lane of country music. The singer recently took home three trophies at the 2018 American Music Awards, the most of any country act at the awards show. He also made history as the country star with the most award wins in one night for a first-time nominee. Not bad for a first timer!

“When I first started everybody asked me what my sound was. I didn’t know what to say. Now if you ask me I’ll be like, ‘I’m Kane Brown,'” he concedes.

Kane’s new album, “Experiment,” will be released on Nov. 9.

Annie Reuter
Annie Reuter is a freelance journalist based in Nashville. When she's not covering the latest music news or interviewing countless country artists, she can be found at a writers round listening to the best up-and-coming songwriting talent Music City has to offer.

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