Did they time this perfectly or what?
In a time of civil unrest across the nation in response to the deaths of Mike Brown and Eric Garner, and a heightened awareness of racial injustice and violence, John Legend lends his powerful vocals to a collaboration with Common entitled “Glory.” The track will be featured in the upcoming film, Selma (in theaters everywhere January 9, with special showings in New York and L.A. Christmas day.)
The movie explores the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama– a 54 mile journey– which resulted in the passage of the 1965 voting act that prohibits racial discrimination in voting, however, the message here has never been more appropriate.
“Hands to the Heavens, no man, no weapon
Formed against, yes glory is destined
Every day women and men become legends
Sins that go against our skin become blessings
The movement is a rhythm to us
Freedom is like religion to us
Justice is juxtapositionin’ us
Justice for all just ain’t specific enough”
Check it out below:
And here is the trailer for Selma, starring Oprah Winfrey, Cuba Gooding Jr. and David Oyelowo as Dr. Martin Luther King.