Stevie Wonder invited Rapsody, Cordae, Busta Rhymes, CHIKA and Gary Clark Jr. to launch his own label. It’s big and unexpected news that Stevie Wonder left Motown Records after 59 years. He signs with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11! Stevie left Motown to start his own imprint, So What The Fuss Records, with Republic Records.
He launches his label by releasing simultaneously two new singles, "Can't Put It In The Hands Of Fate" and "Where Is Our Love Song", as his answer the difficult times we're all experiencing and Black Lives Matter movement. First of two "Can't Put It In The Hands Of Fate", it’s Stevie's style upbeat song with his signature harmonica and piano, and it features heavy rhymes from Rapsody, Cordae, Busta Rhymes and CHIKA.
Stevie also left a powerful message in his statement: “Change is right now. We can’t put it into the hands of fate. Ain’t nobody got time to wait. We can’t put it the hands of fate finding a cure for this dreadful virus. We got to get on our knees and pray or whatever you do. I want everyone to be well. I don’t care what colour you are because actually, I don’t see your colour. You see colour, don’t act like you don’t see colour, you do. But I don’t see your visual colour. But I do feel your soul. I do feel your spirit. I see the colour of your spirit and soul, and I’m seeing too many spirits and souls that are not about the love that we’re supposed to have and feel for one another”.
Watch below a video to Stevie Wonder new songs "Can't Put It In The Hands Of Fate" and "Where Is Our Love Song", the two singles released by his new label So What The Fuss Records:
On the second single "Where Is Our Love Song”, Stevie teams with Gary Clark Jr. He first began writing the song in 1968 when he was only 18, and recently revisited it to spread his message.
“The songs provide instruction and inspiration for today’s global challenges. In these times, we are hearing the most poignant wake-up calls and cries for this nation and the world to, please, heed our need for love, peace and unity”, Wonder said in a statement.
Both songs might be included on an upcoming EP. Proceeds from the single "Where Is Our Love Song" will be donated to Feeding America to aid in their COVID-19 relief efforts.
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Listen below to Stevie Wonder new songs "Can't Put It In The Hands Of Fate" and "Where Is Our Love Song", the two singles released by his new label So What The Fuss Records:
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