Andra Day has unveiled the official music video for the powerful “Stand Up For Something” featuring Common.
Featured on the soundtrack album to the new film Marshall (about judge and Civil Rights activist Thurgood Marshall), which finds the Grammy-nominated soul singer making her big-screem debut, the song has generated a substantial buzz. Upon its release this past August, The Hollywood Reporter placed it among the frontrunners for “Best Original Song” at the upcoming Academy Awards.
In the visual, Day and Common perform the empowering social injustice record against a black backdrop while dressed in all-black outfits. Together, they encourage listeners to find the courage to stand up for their beliefs.
Penned by iconic songwriter Diane Warren and Common, the record highlights Andra’s show-stopping vocals as well as thought-provoking rhymes from the Chi-town MC.
Speaking about the song and film, Andra says: “I was so moved by the story of Thurgood Marshall. It was an incredible honor to not only be asked to record the lead single, but also appear in the movie. I’ve always dreamed of working with Diane and Common, and the experience was better than I could have ever imagined. This is such an important project. I’m thankful to be a part of it.”
To encourage healing in the wake of tragedy, the duo will take the stage to perform “Stand Up For Something” at the eighth annual CMT Artists of the Year special. The ceremony airs live from Nashville at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET.