- Common Premieres New Song “The Train” featuring Sara Bareilles
- American rapper Common unveiled a new song “The Train” from 2018 comedy film “All About Nina”, directed by Eva Vives.
Common will appear on the film alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Other cast members include Beau Bridges, Kate del Castillo, Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Jay Mohr, Melonie Diaz, Camryn Manheim, Mindy Sterling and Angelique Cabral. The film premiered at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival.
The song was co-written by Common and Samora Pinderhughes, featuring American singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles.
The film will hit select theaters on September 28, 2018.
Common said of the song in an interview with Billboard:
“I co-wrote the song with Samora Pinderhughes. He’s an incredible songwriter and artist himself. He saw the movie and we both thought about moving forward in life. Nina and so many our survivors now, there’s some strength in what they’re doing that we can be inspired [by]. Every woman that I know that’s a survivor, they’re like, “I don’t want people to be sad for me.” There’s a strength in it and we wanted the strength to come through in the song. That song is part of Nina’s story: “I’m moving forward. I’ve been through this, but I’m going forward.”
"Sara really came in with this bright and lovely spirit. I called her to ask her if she would check the song out and if she’d want to perform on it and she called me right back and she was like “l love the song.” We recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York, which was Jimi Hendrix’s studio. I used to work there so much with D’Angelo and Erykah Badu and the Roots and Bilal in the early 2000s. When she came in, you could feel the joy she felt in doing the song and she really just wanted to light it up and make it be as powerful and beautiful as possible. I really enjoyed that experience with her."
- source : Billboard