November 6, will be an important day for Ne-Yo. Aside from the release of his R.E.D. (Realizing Every Dream) album, it’s also Election Day.
In support of re-electing President Obama, the singer/songwriter recorded the original song “Forward,” named after the incumbent’s campaign slogan. The track, written by hit songwriters Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois of The New Radicals, and Fred Goldring, is a grassroots effort to motivate and inspire voter participation in the forthcoming election.
Shot in black and white, the video runs just over four minutes and features people rallying for the president, while excerpts from different speeches of his can be heard in the background. The visual ends with a message reminding the American people to give the president another four years: “LET’S FINISH WHAT WE STARTED…TOGETHER.
The song is available for free download at www.forwardsong.com, and is also sold on iTunes. Digital proceeds from the purchase of the track will be donated to Ne-Yo’s Compound Foundation, and to arts education programs aimed at restoring both art and music-based programs in public schools.
The song also features appearances from Johnny Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls, Delta Rae, Natasha Bedingfield, and music legend Herbie Hancock.
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