John Legend ft. Common: Glory

The timing could not have been better for John Legend and Common to release their new single, 'Glory'. Recorded exclusively for new movie, 'Selma', the film centers on the Martin Luther King Jr.-led civil rights marches that went down in 1965. 'Glory' is definitely an uplifting contribution to not only the movie itself, but also everything that is going on in the world right now.

Two of the best artists in music today have collaborated together on a powerful song. With all that has been going in the world these past couple of months (i.e. The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner just to name a few), John Legend and Common‘s delivery on ‘Glory’ definitely makes a strong statement with an important message.

This is a song where it’s more about the beats and production. It’s really about the lyrics and the uplifting message behind those words. This is a song that makes you want to read between the lines.

“The movement is a rhythm to us
Freedom is like religion to us
Justice is juxtaposition in us
“Justice for all” just ain’t specific enough”

‘Glory’ was recorded exclusively for the motion picture film “Selma”. The historical drama, in which Common will also be starring in, is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, John Lewis, and Martin Luther King, Jr; due for a US release around Christmas time.

My older brother whom currently resides in New York City sent me photos last night of the protests that are happening at the moment in the streets for Eric Garner. And I have been reading up and following the news of the story all morning.

The world is a messed up place right now, and ‘Glory’ (along with the movie) is looking to shed some light on the past in order to empower the present and provide for a better future.

#icantbreathe #Ferguson #Glory