Common, Robert Glasper And Karriem Riggins The Form Of A Trio And Releasing The Debut Single
The Introduction Of August Greene.
Common has joined forces with Robert Glasper and Karriem Riggins to form a new band called August Greene.
Although the three have collaborated before, including the Emmy Award-winning "freedom Charter", the trio made its official debut on Thursday (18 January) with the launch of their debut single "Optimistic" with the Brandy. The track is a cover of Sound of Blackness " 1991 song of the same name.
"In August of Greene was formed before we chose a name, even before I knew that it was a band," Common told NPR. "Karriem, Rob and I go back many years. It was something natural."
The group's self-titled debut is scheduled to be released on the 9th of March via Amazon Music. It is regarded as one of Amazon Original.
Listen to "Optimistic" above.