Common releases ‘Majesty’ video

Video features PJ

Academy Award, Grammy and Emmy award-winning artist Common releases a music video for his hit single “Majesty (Where We Gonna Take It” featuring PJ. The track is one of the hit songs from Common’s latest album A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2, which will be available on CD and LP this Friday, December 10th.

The first pressing LPs will feature neon yellow vinyl housed in UV gloss, single pocket jackets. Though jewel case CDs will be available widely, a limited edition version of the CD including a special autographed album cover insert will be available exclusively at independent record stores nationwide. The album is also currently available to stream and download on all platforms.

The music video was directed by Emmanuel Afolabi and produced by Marie Cisco. “Majesty” was filmed in Savannah, GA at the Mrytle Grove Plantation, which is where Common filmed his upcoming movie Alice alongside Keke Palmer. The setting serves as a re-appropriation of sorts as the video begins with a poem from Jessica Care Moore, encouraging people of colour to embody their true selves and recognize their self-worth. “Majesty (Where We Gonna Take It)” is a tribute to the most powerful of personal relationships. The confidence of being comfortable with one’s feelings while honestly investing in one’s commitment. This fun, vibrant tune further advances Common’s mantras of positivity and respect.

A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 is a timely and inspiring follow up to Common’s previous album, A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 1, which was released in October 2020 through Loma Vista Recordings. Pt. 1 of the album was written in 2020 during the height of the pandemic when racial and social justice protests, a contested election and economic collapse was polarizing the country. The first half of the album was written as a call to action to uplift, heal and inspire listeners dealing with these injustices. A Beautiful Revolution Pt. 2 is a continuation of this call to action, but one that sees the world in a new light. The album signifies a rebirth of sorts as listeners learn to cope with and elevate from this tragedy and turmoil. They are given a chance to create a better tomorrow and a responsibility to never forget the past obstacles they have faced.

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