Common comes through with a new album titled Let Love Have The Last Word. Common hasn’t recorded an album since 2016’s Black America Again. But the wait is finally over. Common announced that along with his memoir, he plans to drop a new album titled Let Love Have The Last Word.
“This album is called ‘Let Love Have The Last Word,’” an enthusiastic Common told the excited audience that gathered to see him at New York City’s SoHo House. “It’s inspired by the book I just released. I started this album because my team was like, ‘With the release of the book, maybe you should do some music’ and it kinda really sparked me in a way. This book was something really personal and I was going to places that I never went to in my life. So I was thinking as an artist [I could] do the same thing.”
Common’s new memoir, also titled Let Love Have The Last Word is a revealing look into his life as he details his struggles with the emotional difficulties of being molested as a young boy by a family member. An attempt to heal and to help other victims, Common is opening himself up about the pain of his past for the first time.