Stevie Wonder has broken his four-year music drought with two new singles, rallying around the current Black Lives Matter movement.
“Can’t Put It In The Hands of Fate” features verses by hip-hop artists Rapsody, Cordae, Chika and Busta Rhymes, but Wonder has perhaps the most cutting lyric as he says “You say you believe that ‘all lives matter’ / I say I don’t believe the fuck you do.” (The line is call-back to Wonder’s poignant seven-minute statement about police brutality and BLM.)
On the other hand, “Where Is Our Love Song” – a track Wonder first started writing as a teenager – serves up a smoother melody, featuring Gary Clark Jr.
On it, Wonder wishes for a “love song for all humanity,” as he hopes for unity.
Proceeds from both tracks will go toward Feeding America. If these singles are part of a new LP, it would be Wonder’s first full-length release since 2005.