During the press run for his book Let Love Have The Last Word, Common had teased that he was working on a new album, due in the coming months.
Today, the veteran Chicago rapper makes the official announcement that his album is titled Let Love and it arrives in stores August 30th via his new partnership with Loma Vista Recordings. Along with unveiling the release date and the official artwork for the album, Common Sense has also dropped the latest single ‘Hercules’ featuring assistance from Swizz Beatz on the production and backing vocals.
Watch the interesting music video below, featuring a special cameo from Vince Staples. In case you missed it, check out Common’s previous single ‘Her Love’ featuring Daniel Caesar and Dwele here.
“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,” Common said about the album.