Earlier today, Common was a guest on the Wendy Williams show and performed his hit single “Blue Sky.”
Check out Wendy in the background . . .
The track which features a sample of Electric Light Orchestra’s 1977 single, “Mr. Blue Sky” shows a ballerina, an artist, a violinist, and a basketball player, chasing their dream.
“When I think of ‘Blue Sky,’ the first thought that came to my mind was just hope and dreams. …I think ‘Man, it’s about to be a good day’,” Common said. “It made me feel like fulfilling my dreams and going to get what I wanted. And that’s the theme of the song, ‘Yo, go get your dreams.’ “
Go behind the scenes for the the making of “Blue Sky” and watch Common explain the concept and meaning of the song/video More >
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