is coming out THIS FRIDAY on @appletv. This is a story about accepting people for who they are, and who they want to be… no contingencies, no questions asked. As a dad, this story hits home. And I’m very honored to be part of this film by #FisherStevens and #CherylGuerriero. Can’t wait for you guys to see it on 1/29… (Spoiler: @ryderpallen will steal your heart ????????)
Gotta give Memphis a moment here. It’s my hometown, but it’s also a big part of music history and American history. @StaxMuseum is home to the greatest hits of Otis Redding — it’s also, sadly, where we lost Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. Felt fitting to celebrate this new administration here. Our song BETTER DAYS is out now... with a special version including a message by Gospel Legend @KirkFranklin. Link in my bio (and stories) to get it.
Special thanks again to the students and alumni of @staxmusicacademy for being part of the inaugural performance last night. I’ve been working with the students here for years now, and they never cease to amaze. Loved every second of being here, singing with you guys in our hometown for such a big night. ???????? @antclemons @bideninaugural @staxmuseum
Today we all watched @joebiden and @kamalaharris take office — and make history. Tonight, @antclemons and I are deeply honored to perform our new song, BETTER DAYS, as a celebration of everything this administration represents... as well as a reminder to keep our eyes on the road ahead. We have a lot of work to do, but I’m feeling very hopeful for this country right now. A huge thank you to my friends, students and alumni at @staxmusicacademy for performing with us on your grounds in our hometown of Memphis. This is a very special place to me, because it exists to nurture the next generation of great soul communicators. And if we’ve learned anything this year, it’s that this new generation of voices is powerful and crucial to creating much needed change. I hope you all enjoy the performance, and I hope, more than anything, that this song brings a little bit of joy as we move forward. ????????
What a day. As we celebrate a new administration, and our first Madam Vice President — we also celebrate ALL the women who paved the way for us. Coincidentally, it’s my mom’s 60th today. Send her some love! I am forever grateful for your constant support (and your cinnamon sugar toast) @lynnharless. Happy birthday, I love you! ????????
Celebrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today — and thinking about the message he would have for this country right now, as we countdown to a new administration.
While he spoke about peace and progress - he also talked about responsibility, allyship... and beyond that, real partnership. “Constructive social change will bring certain tranquility: evasions will merely encourage turmoil. [The Black community] holds only one key to the double lock of peaceful change. The other is in the hands of the white community.”
We all need to do our part to continue working towards the change that #MLK fought for and was killed for. Because, as he said... there is no other answer.