Grammy Award-winner Robert Glasper has released his new single today, “Shine” featuring Inglewood, CA natives, D Smoke, and Tiffany Gouché. This release is his first since a strong 2021 Grammy showing, nominated for Best Progressive R&B Album and taking home Best R&B Song for “Better Than I Imagined” featuring H.E.R. With lyrics that express gratitude and evoke a rise-up spirit, “Shine” arrives as yet another glimpse into Glasper’s highly anticipated third installment to the Black Radio album series. Black Radio 3, much like both of its predecessors, is a cultural moment that celebrates black love and resilience.
This past September, during Robert’s recent residency at The Kennedy Center, D Smoke joined him on stage for a comfortable yet spontaneous performance. Further solidifying a creative bond shared between the two, the official music video for “Shine” is also available today. Directed by TL Benton and also shot at The Kennedy Center, the video beautifully captures the energy of the performing musicians and accompanies the message of the track in an authentic visual element.
About the collaboration, Robert says – “I was so happy to collaborate with D Smoke on this song. He’s definitely one of the leading voices in today’s new generation of hip hop. He has his feet planted in the soil of real music and comes from a family of amazing musicians and artists. That being said, also shout out to Tiffany Gouché, his cousin who’s on the song as well. We want to see everybody shine.”
“Shine” is out now on Loma Vista Recordings and is another installment from the Black Radio 3 project, coming in early 2022.