Drawing inspiration from the "Footsteps in the Sand" poem that talks about God carrying a person through the difficult times in their life, R&B singer August Alsina pens his new vulnerable single, "Footsteps." In the accompanying video, the visual shows a person walking on the shore of the oceans, interrupted by clips of a man with three girls, all dressed in black, looking as if they are in mourning and either attending or leaving a funeral. The visual could be a nod to his responsibility of raising his nieces after his sister passed away from cancer. The girls' father was killed years ago.
Alsina posted clips of the video on his Instagram where he writes that he's also celebrating the five year anniversary of his debut release, Testimony. He captioned the clip by writing out some of the lyrics to "Footsteps." "But I know some blessings coming, need some help to show the girls what it’s gone take to be a woman," he said. "By the wayyy, I got fans who wanna know if music on the way. & A girl who feel abandoned so she abandoned me, thought she knew that loving me was not a holiday. Needed your presence not a present girl on Christmas Day.”👣 Happy 5 years of #Testimony album. 🎉"