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Why Sacramento-area native Mandisa says we all ‘Bleed The Same’ in her new video

Christian artist Mandisa accepts the award for pop/contemporary album of the year at the 2014 Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The Sacramento-area native has released a video for “Bleed The Same” from her “Out Of The Dark” album.
Christian artist Mandisa accepts the award for pop/contemporary album of the year at the 2014 Dove Awards in Nashville, Tenn. The Sacramento-area native has released a video for “Bleed The Same” from her “Out Of The Dark” album. Associated Press file

With Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaching, a singer from the Sacramento area wants people to become united and stop fighting – unless it’s for each other.

Mandisa, who was born in Carmichael and attended El Camino Fundamental High School in Sacramento, on Friday released a new video for “Bleed The Same,” a song from her 2017 album “Out Of The Dark” that features fellow Christian artists and Grammy Award winners TobyMac and Kirk Franklin.

In an interview with The Huffington Post, the artist, whose full name is Mandisa Lynn Hundley, said the song was inspired by events that happened in 2016 during the week of the July 4 holiday.

“More than I want the song to be a hit, I really would love for it to be a movement,” she told HuffPost. “My prayer is that it makes people think, especially before they speak ... I really, really hope it causes people to pause a little before responding and before judging people.”

The song’s chorus is a message to all about unity:

“We all bleed the same, we’re more beautiful when we come together; we all bleed the same; so tell me why, tell me why we’re divided?”

“Bleed The Same” has been ranking high on radio charts, according to The Christian Beat, but Mandisa is no stranger to releasing hits.

Her “Overcomer” won the Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Christian Music Album in 2014. She has released six studio albums since “True Beauty” debuted in 2007.

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