COMMON FACES DOWN FATHERHOOD AND HIS DAUGHTER IN NEW VIDEO
WATCH SHOW ME LOVE OVER AT ESSENCE
LET LOVE OUT AUGUST 30 ON LOMA VISTA RECORDINGS
Toronto, ON – August 22, 2019 –Common’s resume is that of a 21st-century renaissance man: GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, renowned activist, recipient of an Academy Award® for his song, Glory, from the 2014 film, Selma, and a key influence in the emergence of a movement of thoughtful black culture spanning from Dave Chappelle to Ta-Nehisi Coates. However, in spite of all of this success, one phone call from his daughter Omoye — in which she told him that he was falling short as a father — caused his world to crumble. He had to revaluate fatherhood, love, faith — everything.
Today, Common debuts the video for Show Me That You Love, which depicts this big bang moment that led to a period of therapy and self-examination that led to the writing of his New York Times best-seller Let Love Have The Last Word and the creation of his new album, Let Love (out August 30 on Loma Vista Recordings).
Let Love finds Common sounding as vital as ever, with a soul-forward sound that delves into issues of fatherhood, masculinity, self-care and more. With contributions from A-Trak, BJ The Chicago Kid, Leon Bridges, Daniel Caesar, Dwele, Leikeli47, Jill Scott and more, it’s a radical statement that is among hip-hop’s most incisive, insightful albums this year.
Common recently appeared as the lead guest on Fallon, discussing Let Love and performing Hercules alongside Swizz Beatz. Watch the performance here. And watch Common’s appearance on Desus & Mero here.
Pre-order Let Love here.
8/22 - Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
8/23 - Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater*
8/27 - Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater^
8/28 - Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory*
8/29 - Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts*
9/7 - Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene
9/8 - Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA
9/10 - London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
9/12 - Manchester, England – O2 Ritz
9/14 - Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre
9/15 - Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk
9/16 - Berlin, Germany – Astra
9/18 - Utrecht, Holland – Ronda
9/19 - Belgium, Gent – Vooriut
*With Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh
WATCH – Show Me That You Love: found.ee/Common_SMVideo
WATCH – HERCULES (extended version): found.ee/Common_HerculesExtended
WATCH – HERCULES: found.ee/Common_HerculesVideo
WATCH – HER Love: fanlink.to/bRTg
Common is an artist, actor, activist and, most recently, a New York Times best-selling author with the release of his latest memoir, Let Love Have The Last Word. With a storied career spanning three decades, his work has been recognized with numerous GRAMMY® Awards, an Emmy® Award, as well as a Golden Globe® and an Academy® Award for the song, Glory, which he co-wrote and performed with John Legend. He recently finished work on a new album that is slated for release later this year.