The clip opens with information stories of town ordering a “shelter in place” after reaching “essential mass” with the COVID-19 disaster. “New Yorkers have the popularity of being powerful, of being resilient,” reporters say. “New York will get by this. We are going to get by this.”
From there, the band observes town throughout lockdown: a “Preserve This Far Aside” signal on the road, a “closed” register a store window, a closed playground, grocery-store staff carrying masks, empty stadiums, households visiting by glass, a violin trainer conducting a digital lesson. Frontman Jon Bon Jovi, carrying a masks, explores on foot — volunteering and waving at strangers.
The video ends with a textual content dedication to “the on a regular basis heroes preventing to rise above this pandemic.”
“Capturing a video on almost empty streets of Manhattan amid a world disaster actually advised the story of ‘Do What You Can’ from the place the place I lived it,” Jon Bon Jovi stated in an announcement. “And I do know these empty streets look much like so many elements of America battling this pandemic. However the story of on a regular basis heroes exhibiting wonderful braveness was inspiring to see, and the video, very like the track, has quite a lot of hope in it too.”
“Do What You Can” seems on the band’s upcoming album 2020, out Oct. 2. The document additionally consists of “American Reckoning,” which mourns the loss of life of George Floyd.