Sheryl Crow - The Story Of Everything featuring Chuck D, Gary Clark Jr & Andra Day

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The Story Of Everything featuring Chuck D, Gary Clark Jr & Andra Day

The Story Of Everything featuring Chuck D, Gary Clark Jr & Andra Day

“The Story of Everything” was born out of a feeling of
 frustration with the state of affairs in America at this moment 
in time. As a single mother, I feel a responsibility to
 my children to speak to the urgent issues that are shaping 
the world they will inherit from us through my music. I
 felt that so much hope accompanied our first black President
 into office, but that hope turned into fear and division. 
My old friend Chuck D has been speaking to the history
 of racial struggle and inequality in his music for decades. 
Chuck and I got to know each other around 1994, in the
Rock the Vote days. He is one of the most important
 poets of our day. And Gary Clark Jr, who plays guitar on 
the track, has risen to make his own fierce musical and 
social statements. Back in 2009, Gary came in to audition 
for my 100 Miles From Memphis tour, and it was evident 
from the second he plugged in his guitar that he
 had a bigger destiny than being just a sideman.

I heard Andra Day’s incredible song “Rise Up” on the radio 
and asked her to sing on “Story” because when you
 hear her singular voice, you BELIEVE what she’s saying.
 Also adding the funk to this track is the great Greg Phillinganes, who has been a dear friend for ages and who spent many an hour teaching me his philosophy to writing musical hooks. Deep love and gratitude to Greg! “Threads” is out August 30th!