Common to release new album A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 in September

Common by Brian Bowen Smith

Common by Brian Bowen Smith

Common is debuting its new single When We Move on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon later today.

Common has set A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 for release on September 10th, a record he says 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,” he continues. “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.”

A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 tracklist:

Intro (Push Out The Noise) featuring Jessica Care Moore
A Beautiful Chicago Kid featuring PJ
When We Move featuring Black Thought and Seun Kuti
Set It Free featuring PJ
Majesty (Where We Gonna Take It) featuring PJ
Poetry featuring Marcus King and Isaiah Sharkey
Saving Grace featuring Brittany Howard
Star of The Gang featuring PJ
Imagine featuring PJ
Get It Right
OUTRO (Exclamation Point) featuring Morgan Parker

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