Renowned rapper, actor, artist, activist and, as of late, New York Times best-selling author, Common, has just confirmed an August 30, 2019, release of his newest album, Let Love. The album announcement is accompanied by the new single and video for “Hercules” which features Swizz Beatz. The Carrick-directed video (Weezer) includes a Vince Staples cameo and can be seen below. The album will be Common’s debut for new label home Loma Vista Recordings and comes on the heels of his latest memoir, “Let Love Have The Last Word.” (Pre-save/order the new music right here.)

Speaking of the new recording, Common stated, “This album is inspired by the book, ‘Let Love Have The Last Word’ which gave me a path to write about things I had never written about before. It forced me to go deeper and because I opened up about so many things in the book, I was charged to go to raw, personal and spiritual places in the music. Production-wise, I knew that the music had to have depth, soul and dimension to it. I wanted the musicianship and the spirit of what live music brings, but it also had to have something raw and basement about it. When my team said, ‘You should do some music revolving around the book,’ I just took that energy and went running into my artistry without focusing on anything else. No movies, no commercials, no parties (well, I don’t do that too much anyway) and I just worked on music. So this album is the culmination of this journey, this passion and this Divine Love that I have for one of GOD’s greatest gifts – MUSIC.”

Head below for more details including dates for Common’s “Let Love Tour” which starts in Denver, Colorado at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom and runs through mid-September.

Still as strong as “Hercules” (feat. Swizz Beatz), check out Common’s Carrick-directed video which features Vince Staples:

Let Love Track Listing:

1. Good Morning Love feat. Samora Pinderhughes
2. HER Love feat. Daniel Caesar w/special guest Dwele
3. Dwele’s Interlude
4. Hercules feat. Swizz Beatz
5. Fifth Story feat. Leikeli47
6. Forever Your Love feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
7. Leaders (Crib Love) feat. A-Trak
8. Memories of Home feat. BJ The Chicago Kid and Samora Pinderhughes
9. Show Me That You Love feat. Jill Scott and Samora Pinderhughes
10. My Fancy Free Future Love
11. God Is Love feat. Leon Bridges and Jonathan McReynolds

Let Love First Leg Tour Dates:

07/11 – Denver, CO – Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom
07/12 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Gallivan Center
07/14 – Seattle, WA – The Moore
07/16 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
07/17 – Troutdale, OR – McMenamins Edgefield
07/18 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery
07/20 – Las Vegas, NV – Reynolds Hall at the Smith Center
07/21 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren
07/24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Theatre at Ace Hotel
07/26 – Newport Beach, CA – The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach

The album Let Love drops on August 30, 2019; vinyl follows on October 11th:

Let Love Second Leg Tour Dates:

08/07 – Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
08/08 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
08/09 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
08/10 – Covington, KY – Madison Theater*
08/11 – McKees Rocks, PA – Roxian Theater
08/14 – Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
08/15 – Mashantucket, CT – Fox Theatre
08/16 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore Philadelphia
08/20 – Wilmington, NC – Greenfield Lake Amphitheater
08/21 – Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
08/22 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
08/23 – Charlotte, NC – Belk Theater
08/27 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at the Moody Theater*
08/28 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
08/29 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
*No Maimouna Youssef aka Fresh
09/07 – Oslo Norway – Sentrum Scene
09/08 – Copenhagen, Denmark – VEGA
09/10 – London, England – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
09/12 – Manchester, England – O2 Ritz
09/14 – Paris, France – Elysée Montmartre
09/15 – Cologne, Germany – Carlswerk
09/16 – Berlin, Germany – Astra
09/18 – Utrecht, Holland – Ronda
09/19 – Belgium, Gent – Vooriut

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