Stevie Wonder Launches New Label, Releases Two New Songs

    Stevie Wonder has returned with his first new music in almost four years. His two new songs – ‘Can’t Put it in the Hands of Fate’ (featuring Rapsody, Cordae, Chika, and Busta Rhymes) and ‘Where Is Our Love Song’ (featuring Gary Clark Jr.) – are being released via his new label, So What the Fuss Music, an imprint of Republic Records and Universal Music Group. Listen to both tracks below.

    The two new tracks mark the first time Wonder has released music separate from Motown Records in almost 60 years; he first signed with the label as an 11-year-old in 1961. In a press conference, Wonder discussed future plans for his new label – which takes its name from his 2005 Prince-featuring single ‘So What the Fuss’ – including a compilation EP and a new solo album. No further details for either projects have yet been revealed.

    Speaking of ‘Where Is Our Love Song’, he explained (via NME): “It is a song that really I started working on when I was 18, not even knowing what the song was going to be about, but I had the melody. Then this year came all the confusion and all the hate and all the east versus west, left versus right. It’s just a heartbreak. And those who say ‘This is what God has said… this is my religion,’ it’s just a lot of confusion… I’m watching all this and say, ‘Hold up, how can you be talking about God and there be hate in your spirit?’.”

    Of ‘Can’t Put It In The Hands Of Fate’, he added: “I was thinking about where we are in the world. And I was thinking about how this is most crucial time. Not just Black people or people of colour but young people everywhere are going, ‘This is not acceptable.’ Change is right now. We can’t put it in the hands of fate. Ain’t nobody got time to wait.”

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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