Sir The Baptist is back with a message, and it's a very serious one. It arrives in the form of his new video for "Deliver Me," a Brandy-assisted cut that puts a spotlight on the ills of domestic violence.

The Michael Garcia-directed visual begins with a deacon speaking about the virtue of obeying God—and your husband. A short time later, it appears the preacher believes in using force to make sure his own wife, someone deeply involved in the church community, lives up to his idea of domesticity, which means complying to his demands. If she doesn't, and likely even if she does, she's subject to beatings, something the "Deliver Me" visual illustrates in painful detail.

"I remember my sister Mary/Would get beat by husband who was the deacon in the church/And the whole church knew/But no one would say anything/But I remember so clearly she was in the kitchen washing dishes and she would encourage herself, quietly because she didn't want to start anything she'll say," the Chicago artist reveals in the spoken-word, sermon-like song. The track is based on a true story.

"Deliver Me" is a poignant offering from Sir The Baptist's Saint or Sinner album, which dropped last May. There are plenty of other powerful tracks on the project, so go ahead and check them out on iTunes.

First, though, peep Sir The Baptist's "Deliver Me" visual.

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