“Wake Up Everybody” f. Common & Melanie Fiona

    Although we’ve heard a few leaks from this project already, this track represents the lead single from John Legend and the Roots’ upcoming Wake Up! album. “Wake Up Everybody” is the two acts’ take on the track originally played by Harold Melvin & The Blue Note. And this time around, Legend’s joined on the vocal duties by the sweet-voiced Melanie Fiona for the verses and upbeat, hopeful hook. Common also stops by for a quick, though fitting rap that complements the positive vibe of the track. I’m still not sure if Black Thought will actually rap on any of the tracks, though he did appear on the cover of “Hard Times.” We’ll all find that out soon enough, I guess.


    Listen to “Wake Up Everybody” over at Nah Right. You can stream the original here. Wake Up! drops Sept. 21.