And then the director said, hey, can you make a little music. It was written by John Legend, Common, and. I am the caring white supporter killed on the front lines of freedom. We've got to carry this torch and take it to the next level. It plays toward the the end of film over the credits. I gave him a couple of titles I thought would work. A movement that is still relevant today.
Good to see you both. The video, which includes footage from the film, begins with Legend playing the piano and then singing, with Common in a different location. First wergs want to check in with the fellas. Everything is not perfect right now. And I recorded the piano and the vocal and sent it to Common. We have a long way to go.
On February 8, 2015, the duo performed the song as culmination to the ceremonies held at the in ,. From that point heshs took it there. The video stars Legend and Common. I think common's lyrics capture that perfectly. We don't have a drumbeat to it. Common references in the first of his two verses Michael Brown's August 2014 shooting by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri as a counterpart to the historical events the movie chronicles. I am the unarmed black kid who maybe needed a hand, but instead was given a bullet.
Test Text1 plain Yes, that's for grammy winners common and John legend. The music video was directed by. Well, first of all, the movie tells a story of a powerful movement. She said it gave her chills. Common also co-starred as leader in Selma. Also acknowledging what is happening right now. I am the two fallen police officers murdered in the line of duty.
And your mama and daughter like it, too? I wanted a song, when I talked to common on the phone, one of the words I said was majestic. It became Common's fourth charted song on that chart of his own and has since peaked at number 49. The song won the award for at the 2015 and the 2015 , as well as the award for at the 2016. Had a great new years? The promotion was run by , a private internet company that raises funds for charity through online auctions and merchandise sales. The song won the Oscar for. I felt like at the end of the movie, we needed something powerful and inspiring and majestic.
The ballad resonates with both the film and current social unrest. Archived from on April 10, 2015. It captures the spirit of the movement and the time. The song was released on December 11, 2014, by as the theme song from the 2014 film , which portrays the 1965. This song looks back at the film but inspires young people that want to create change right now. A music video for the song was directed by and was released on January 12, 2015.
So I really was thinking about encouraging people that we've come a long way, but we've still got some fighting to do, and we are capable. This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate. You are in the film, my man. So you called this guy here? It was put on Common's official account on January 12, 2015. It's just vocal, piano and an orchestra arrangement.
We just tried to write a song that lived up to the -- the -- the importance and the significance of this great movie and this great movement. Selma has awakened my humanity. He loved glory the most. When Common and John Legend performed it at the ceremony, it got a rousing reception, with some in the audience moved to tears. We wanted it to have an intimacy, but for it to be majestic, because it's for Dr.