NEW COMMON ALBUM LET LOVE OUT TOMORROW
LIVESTREAM WATCH PARTY OF
LET LOVE HAVE THE FIRST LISTEN
AN ALBUM PRESENTATION TAKING
FANS THROUGH EACH SONG
AIRS ON YOUTUBE TODAY AT 8PM EST / 5PM PST
Toronto, ON – August 29, 2019 – Tomorrow, Common – the Emmy, GRAMMY, and Oscar-winning rapper, actor, activist, and best-selling author – will release his twelfth studio album, Let Love. Inspired by a phone call from his daughter that forced him to reconsider his approach to fatherhood, faith, and family, Let Love is “a captivating tale about using love as a weapon to overcome” (Exclaim!). The result is a wide-ranging, therapeutic statement that delves into modern Blackness, police brutality, toxic masculinity, and so much more — a triumph of self-reflection and self-love.
Watch Common “bring the challenges of Black fatherhood to life” (Essence) in the touching video for Show Me That You Love, featuring Jill Scott and Samora Pinderhughes, here.
To celebrate tomorrow’s album release, Common invites fans to join him for a special one-time-only live-streamed album presentation hosted by Common called Let Love Have The First Listen. Common will walk fans through the creation of the album and the various themes running throughout, providing an unprecedented look at his creative process and the self-examination that drove this project.
Join Common for Let Love Have The First Listen at 5pm PST / 8pm PST, as he takes fans through his creative process while presenting his new album. Watch here.
Featuring collaborations with BJ The Chicago Kid, Jill Scott, Daniel Caesar, Leon Bridges, A-Trak, Dwele, and Leikeli47 — as well as an unearthed, never-before heard beat from the late, legendary J Dilla on HER Love — Let Love creates a sonic world that, in Common’s words, is “Marvin Gaye meets DJ Premier meets Radiohead.”
Common recently appeared as the lead guest on Fallon, discussing Let Love and performing Hercules, alongside Swizz Beatz. Watch the performance here.
August 29 - Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts*
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
*With Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh
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.