Common Releases Party-Starting Video For ‘When We Move’ With Seun Kuti And Black Thought

The music video was directed by Emmanuel Afolabi and produced by Marie Cisco.

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Common - Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images
Common - Photo: Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Academy Award, Grammy, and Emmy award-winning artist Common has released a music video for his latest single “When We Move” featuring Black Thought and Seun Kuti.

The music video was directed by Emmanuel Afolabi and produced by Marie Cisco. “When We Move” is the second release off Common’s recently-released follow up album A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2.

Common - When We Move ft. Black Thought, Seun Kuti

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In August, the trio brought the stirring single to The Tonight Show. A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 was created with hope and inspiration in mind,” Common said in a statement of his new LP, out now.

“The spirit of the album was meant to emulate what a greater day would sound and feel like. We were in the midst of some tough political and socially challenging times. There was still hurt, anger, and pain lingering, so I was thinking, ‘What is the next step in this revolution?’ I thought about what being still in these times had brought me and that was a peace beyond understanding, a greater love for self, a closer connection with God, and more appreciation for my family, friends and the simple things in life.”

Last month, Common released a new song called “Imagine” in support of A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1. Of the release Common said, “I wrote ‘Imagine’ at a time when we were all going through a lot. But something kept telling me to focus on the good and the things I wanted to see in the world. For me, music is one of the things that gives me hope and happiness throughout these times, whether I am creating it or listening to it. So I wanted ‘Imagine’ to create that feeling of how you can play a song and feel inspired. How a song can make you move and also move your spirit. Essentially, I want us all to feel like days are getting better and that great times are ours for the taking. And the first step in feeling that way is imagining it.”

Buy or stream A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2.

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