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JON BATISTE DEBUTS NEW SINGLE “SING” Feat. TORI KELLY

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LATEST TRACK IS FROM THE UPCOMING RELEASE

WE ARE: THE DELUXE EDITION

WITH BRAND NEW SONGS AND FEATURES FROM

BJ THE CHICAGO KID, BIG FREEDIA AND MORE

 

SET FOR RELEASE OCTOBER 15 ON VERVE RECORDS


 

30 SEPTEMBER 2021 (TORONTO, ON) – Today Academy Award, BAFTA, Golden Globe winning artist and activist Jon Batiste debuts SINGFeat. multi-GRAMMY award winner Tori Kelly. The uplifting and soulful track is from his upcoming release WE ARE: THE DELUXE EDITION (October 15 on Verve Records).  The set features six new tracks and features including Tori Kelly, BJ The Chicago Kid, Abi Bernadoth, Big Chief Romeo and Big Freedia.

 

Listen to “SING” Feat. Tori Kelly and Pre-order WE ARE: The Deluxe Edition here.

 

On WE ARE, released earlier this year, Batiste presented a captivating musical experience to the world rooted in catharsis, joy, freedom, contemplation, and sensuality. It’s a love letter to his southern roots and the heritage of Black Music with guest appearances by Mavis StaplesQuincy JonesZadie SmithPJ MortonTrombone ShortySt Augustine Marching 100, his father Michael Batiste, grandfather David Gauthier and many more.

 

Now, Batiste continues the celebration by bringing a new cohort of guests into the fold, including singer Tori Kelly, who joins Batiste on the inspirational ballad “SING,” and BJ The Chicago Kid who joins Jon on the D’Angelo-infused “ADULTHOOD.”  Big Freedia lends her signature joyful bounce to “FREEDOM,” “an exhilarating…celebration of independence” (Entertainment Weekly) and French star Abi Bernadoth joins Batiste on his empowering anthem “WE ARE.” Several new songs, including “WORK IT OUT” and “TELL THE TRUTH” – Uptown Remix – originally released on Batiste’s Record Store Day piece from 2020 – will make their streaming and digital debut on October 15.

 

This year the musician’s hit song “I NEED YOU” reached #1 on the AAA Radio Charts and his album WE ARE debuted in the Billboard Top R&B Charts, Top Album Charts, and Top 200. His “I NEED YOU” music video has surpassed 13MM views, he’s appeared on American Idol,  Live with Kelly and Ryan, The Today Show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, CBS This Morning as guest and co-host, and of course the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Most recently, Jon Batiste continues his amazing year with stellar performances at Global Citizens Live and the Emmy Awards. 

 

TRACK LIST:

 

  1. I NEED YOU
  2. FREEDOM
  3. CRY
  4. BOY HOOD
  5. SING Feat. Tori Kelly
  6. WE ARE
  7. ADULTHOOD Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
  8. WHATCHUTALKINBOUT
  9. MAVIS
  10. FREEDOM Bounce Remix Feat. Big Freedia
  11. TELL THE TRUTH
  12. UNTIL
  13. TELL THE TRUTH - Uptown Remix Feat. Big Chief Romeo of the 9th Ward Hunters, Michael Batiste, Mardi Gras Indian Show
  14. MOVEMENT 11’
  15. WORK IT OUT
  16. ADULTHOOD
  17. SHOW ME THE WAY
  18. SING
  19. WE ARE Feat. Abi Bernadoth