For those who don’t know; Common is a legendary 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 an impressive 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. Today, he’s releasing his 12th studio album called ‘Let Love’. We had the chance to talk over the phone with Common about his new album and how his life has changed the past few years.
Hi, good evening from Belgium. How are you?
Hi! I’m great. How are you?
I’m fine. Thanks for taking the time to talk to us! It’s a special week for you. You’re releasing your 12th studio album. Are you still a little bit nervous when releasing a project like this?
I feel, more than anything, excited. I feel happy and grateful. I’m in the middle of a tour and doing everything, promotion wise. But it doesn’t stop here. You release an album and then you want to continue to get it out there. I want it to evolve and do short films around the album, but also performances, a tour, more videos, you know? It’s like, you’re giving it to the world, but you’ve still got to continue to get it out there and I’m excited for that.