International advocacy organization Global Citizen announced their partnership with Parlophone Records/Atlantic Records and Grammy-winning recording artist Raphael Saadiq and released STAND UP, an eight-song collection that aims to restore hope and inspire and celebrate the heroism of leaders and activists around the world. STAND UP is now available on iHeartRadio, TIDAL, Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, YouTube, and Deezer.
Hugh Evans, CEO of Global Citizen said, “We are so incredibly grateful to Raphael Saadiq and the incredible artists who worked with us on this special album. Music has always been at the heart of the Global Citizen movement, and we hope this album will inspire and celebrate people across the world who are working to make a difference.”
Executive produced by Raphael Saadiq, the album features iconic songs re-imagined by some of today’s most beloved artists, including Tori Kelly + JoJo, PJ Morton + Yola, Andra Day + Chelsea Collins, Ari Lennox + GoldLink, Jordin Sparks + MILCK, Bonfyre + Masego and Lucky Daye + BJRNCK + Big Freedia.
“It was an honor to work on STAND UP with Global Citizen and such incredible artists, who all came together for this passion project in a year that has been so difficult for so many,” said Raphael Saadiq, artist and Executive Producer of STAND UP. “During this time, music has played a key role in keeping us all connected and my hope for those who listen is to feel empowered to create change.”
STAND UP was released ahead of the Global Citizen Prize award special, a broadcast event hosted by John Legend that honoured those making extraordinary efforts to lift up the world’s most vulnerable while making the world a better place. In advance of the album release, TIDAL and Raphael Saadiq hosted an exclusive listening session, joined by multi-platinum recording artist Jordin Sparks and singer, songwriter, and social activist MILCK. TIDAL members can re-watch the album listening session on tidal.com/standup and non-members can sign up for a free limited time membership to access the session and other TIDAL content, no payment required. Spotify also worked in collaboration with the STAND UP album experience to create exclusive video interstitials of behind the scenes making of the album. Exclusive interviews with artists, including Raphael Saadiq, will be featured on Spotify’s The Get Up podcast and integrated marketing activations from iHeartRadio will also help promote the album.
- Come Together (The Beatles) – Jordin Sparks x MILCK
- Give The People What They Want(The O’Jays) – PJ Morton x Yola
- (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (Aretha Franklin) – Tori Kelly x JoJo
- Higher Ground (Stevie Wonder) – Andra Day x Chelsea Collins
- Mercy Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye) – Bonfyre x Masego
- Be Thankful for What You’ve Got (William DeVaughn) – Lucky Daye x BJRNCK x Big Freedia
- Sorrow Tears and Blood (Fela) – Ari Lennox x GoldLink
- Humxn Race (written by Raphael Saadiq & Taura Stinson; featuring various artists on the album)