COMMON RELEASES NEW SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO HER LOVE FEATURING DANIEL CAESAR AND SPECIAL GUEST DWELE
ANNOUNCES DATES FOR SECOND LEG OF LET LOVE TOUR KICKING OFF IN TORONTO AUGUST 7
NEW ALBUM COMING SOON
Toronto, ON – June 14, 2019 – Today, GRAMMY® Award-winning rapper, Common, unveils a new single and music video entitled HER Love, featuring Daniel Caesar and special guest, Dwele, including an unreleased beat from J Dilla. Listen to the song here and watch the official video.
Boasting an unheard beat by longtime collaborator the late and great J Dilla, the soulful production underscores rhymes celebrating the culture from Jam Master Jay, all the way to Lil Uzi Vert, Nipsey Hussle, and Cardi B. It illuminates the genre’s power to him as he claims, “You see a Malcolm X in a YG.” Of hip-hop, Common admits, “You gave me a voice in the world, it’s been hard to choose another girl.”
In his lexicon, HER is short for “(Hip-Hop in its Essence is Real)” and would be first introduced on 1994’s I Used To Love H.E.R. For the event-level track, he unites with prominent forces from different eras of the culture to deliver a timeless dedication to hip-hop with HER Love, buoyed by Dilla, and a soulful hook from Caesar. Delivering a rap State of the Union, his bars detail the evolution of hip-hop throughout the past 25 years, complementing how he first commented on the genre in 1994 and bringing everything full circle.
For the cinematic music video, he tapped the talents of Olympian-turned-director, Savanah Leaf [Gary Clark, Jr], incorporating her thought-provoking perspective. Together, they screened the video at The Annenberg Space for Photography, in conjunction with the acclaimed, CONTACT HIGH: A Visual History of Hip-Hop, exhibit currently on display in Los Angeles, inciting thunderous applause. Watch it here.
Additionally, Common reveals the dates for the second leg of his Let Love Tour, kicking off August 7 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada at Queen Elizabeth Theatre and rolling through marquee venues throughout North America, before touring Europe for the first time since 2014. Special guests include Nicole Bus, from July 11 to July 26, and Maimouna Youssef, aka Mumu Fresh, from August 7 to August 29. Each pair of tickets on the second leg of tour dates will come with new music—details to be emailed to ticket holders. Get tickets here, and check out the full itinerary below.
The tour sets the stage for the 2019 release of Common’s much-anticipated new record. This is his first new music in over 3 years, and a follow-up to Black America Again, which not only bowed in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200, but also garnered widespread praise from Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Chicago Tribune, Q, and Pitchfork.
Of the music, Common reflects, “I love music so much. And on Let Love, this recommitting, rebirth and ‘re love,’ if that’s a word, just came to fruition. Music has always been the genesis of my creative life and it feels more than fulfilling, more than wonderful and a joy that is hard to wrap up, to be giving my whole self to it again.”
Common’s “last word” will undoubtedly make an impact in 2019. Get ready.
August 7 - Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
August 8 - Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
August 9 - Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
August 10 - Covington, KY – Madison Theater*
August 11 - McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater
August 14 - Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
August 15 - Mashantucket, CT – Fox Theatre
August 16 - Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
August 20 - Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
August 21 - Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
August 22 - Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
August 23 - Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater
August 27 - Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater*
August 28 - Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
August 29 - Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
*No Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh
September 7 - Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene
September 8 - Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA
September 10 - London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
September 12 - Manchester, England – O2 Ritz
September 14 - Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre
September 15 - Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk
September 16 - Berlin, Germany – Astra
September 18 - Utrecht, Holland – Ronda
September 19 - Belgium, Gent – Vooriut
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:
PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED TOUR DATES:
July 9 – Halifax, NS – Halifax Jazz Festival
July 11 - Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
July 12 - Salt Lake City, UT – The Gallivan Center
July 13 - Garden City, Idaho – Revolution Concert House
July 14 - Seattle, WA – The Moore
July 16 - Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
July 17 - Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield
July 18 - Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
July 19 - San Luis, Obispo, CA – Fremont Theater
July 20 - Las Vegas, NV – Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center
July 21 - Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
July 24 - Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
July 26 - Newport Beach, CA – The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach
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, as well as an Emmy® 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.