This fall, Common will return to the world of music with his eleventh (!) studio album Black America Again. The album’s already seen the release of two Karriem Riggins-produced cuts in “Love Star” and “Home.” But for their third release, the album’s title track, the guest list gets a little deeper with added production from Robert Glasper, some low end theory from Esperanza Spalding, and the unmistakable voice of the legendary Stevie Wonder.
Together they form a musical Voltron of black excellence, pleading for a new ending to the black American narrative, as Glasper’s keys, Spalding’s thump and the immutable love of Stevie light the way. They’ve shared a tearfully-poignant video for the track as well, which you can see down below. Though no release date has been announced for the project as of yet, Common’s new project is already shaping up to be a family affair with so many contributions from the Soulquarian team and its offshoots. He’s also returning to Chicago with the two-day AAHH! Festival this weekend, which promises to bring The Roots, The Internet, Vic Mensa, Bilal, Jeremih and more to Union Park.
Peep the new video and hold tight for more Common in the days ahead.