Jon Batiste performs his new song Freedom live on The Late Late Show with James Corden. The song was lifted from Jon's last 2021 album WE ARE. is a masterfully constructed and visionary record that represents a completely new sonic chapter for the artoist and a new direction for music culture as a whole.
Writing, travelling, painting - all while inviting some of the most esteemed creative minds to assist in birthing the album - he reached the finish line smack in the middle of the first wave of the worldwide pandemic and volatile social unrest. At the end, a masterpiece of Black Pop Music characterized by the consciousness of Marvin Gaye, the grounded optimism of Stevie Wonder, the iconoclasm of Thelonious Monk and the swagger of Mannie Fresh was born. I'm publicly known for some things already, but there's so much more to know about me. It’s always been there. Now is the time to show the world my full artistry, says Batiste.
Watch the video of Jon Batiste performing his new song Freedom live on The Late Late Show with James Corden:
Jon Batiste new album WE ARE is a message of love for humanity, of humble reverence for our past, and of a hopeful future, in which we are the ones who can save us. Jon said: The art reveals it’s motive to you. You just have to wait for the Spirit to tell you what it wants.
Listen to Jon Batiste new album WE ARE including his latest single Freedom:
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