Multi-faceted and talented performer Common has joined forces with equally famed pianist/producer Robert Glasper and drummer/producer Karriem Riggins to form a new music super group, and the group is already getting audiences excited about its forthcoming debut album.
The group, known as August Greene, will release its self-titled debut album via Amazon Music on March 9. In anticipation of the album’s release, the band debuted this week the album’s lead single, ‘Optimistic (ft. Brandy)’ via NPR Music. The song, streaming now via SoundCloud, mixes a gentle, flowing R&B arrangement that echoes hints of some of Brandy’s most beloved classic hits with an equally flowing, almost easy jazzy piano line and solid hip-hop rhythm for a song that is certain to reach so many listeners.
No online presence has yet been established for August Greene. The group is set to make its live debut at New York City’s Highline Ballroom for Robert Glasper’s sixth annual Grammy(R) Joint.
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