Common - A Beautiful Revolution Part 2
Common is an artist, actor, author and activist. With a storied career spanning three decades, his work has been recognised with numerous GRAMMY® Awards, as well as an Emmy® and an Academy® Award for the song "Glory" which he co-wrote and performed with John Legend.
His last album, A BEAUTIFUL REVOLUTION Part 1 was released in October 2020 through Loma Vista Recordings. The album was written as music to go with a movement. It shares the message that through a pandemic, racial and social justice protests, and a polarising election, people can still lead with love and positivity, even when there is still so much work to be done. Now, part 2 is here.
Of the release Common said, “A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 was created with hope and inspiration in mind. The spirit of the album was meant to emulate what a greater day would sound and feel like. We were in the midst of some tough political and socially challenging times. There was still hurt, anger and pain lingering, so I was thinking, “what is the next step in this revolution?” I thought about what being still in these times had brought me and that was a peace beyond understanding, a greater love for self, a closer connection with God, and more
appreciation for my family, friends and the simple things in life. I wanted to write about that and create music that embodied that. What does a new day, a brighter day feel like being told through an emcee and some gifted musicians? How could this music be an example of the beautiful aspects of revolution that include joy, self-love, compassion, dreams, peace and good times? As a piece of art, I believe we took it to different places musically only to come back to the original intention. To bring joy to people’s hearts, fun to their lives and smiles to their souls.”
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