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
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 Staples, Quincy Jones, Zadie Smith, PJ Morton, Trombone Shorty, St 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.
- I NEED YOU
- BOY HOOD
- SING Feat. Tori Kelly
- WE ARE
- ADULTHOOD Feat. BJ The Chicago Kid
- FREEDOM Bounce Remix Feat. Big Freedia
- TELL THE TRUTH
- TELL THE TRUTH – Uptown Remix Feat. Big Chief Romeo of the 9th Ward Hunters, Michael Batiste, Mardi Gras Indian Show
- MOVEMENT 11’
- WORK IT OUT
- SHOW ME THE WAY
WE ARE Feat. Abi Bernadoth