Jon Batiste (@jonbatiste) is a multi-GRAMMY® and Oscar® winner singer-songwriter and multi-hyphenate from Metairie, Louisiana. Not too long ago, he released his highly anticipated new concept album, titled, “World Music Radio,” via Verve Records/Interscope Records. Also, Batiste released a dynamic music video for his sensational new “Uneasy” single featuring hip-hop mega superstar, Lil Wayne.
Jon Batiste – “Uneasy” video featuring Lil Wayne
The music video exquisitely compliments the collaboration between the two musicians — with Lil Wayne’s snappy verses and incendiary guitar solo providing the perfect juxtaposition for Batiste’s smooth-as-butter vocals and bright piano scoring.
‘Uneasy’ is surely a fan favorite track on “World Music Radio,” which in our opinion, is a strong contender for Album of the Year. The sonically conceptual collection is spectacular in every which way possible. Listeners will enjoy the pristine production, melodic vocals, and overall listening experience, which is extremely pleasurable. Each track is worthwhile and each track possesses heavy replay value.
Jon Batiste – “World Music Radio” album
“A range of collaborators in locations all across the globe made this a reality. There was a lot of joy in making this, and it definitely translates to the listening experience – and now to you.” – Jon Batiste stated
‘World Music Radio’ finds Jon Batiste inviting the world to experience the marriage of hard-hitting pop songs to a rich tapestry of international sounds. He delves into the profound question: Isn’t all music, in essence, world music? Drawing inspiration from Batiste’s mission to create community with the power of music, this album serves as a sonic passport for listeners’ ears, inviting them on a transformative musical journey meant for everyone.
Batiste reaches new artistic heights by collaborating with a diverse range of global talents on the album. Collaborators include GRAMMY-nominated producer Jon Bellion, as well as renowned artists such as Lil Wayne, Lana Del Rey, Kenny G, Fireboy DML, J.I.D, Camilo, NewJeans, and more.
‘World Music Radio’ follows the success of Batiste’s historic and critically acclaimed album, WE ARE, which swept the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards winning five awards, including the prestigious Album of the Year. Batiste’s career-spanning 14 nominations across seven categories is not only a first in GRAMMY history, but it also proves his ability to defy genres; an assertion of which he undeniably upholds within this newest musical endeavor. Exclusive color vinyl, signed items, and other merchandise can be ordered HERE.
“World Music Radio” album
The release comes accompanied by two performances from Batiste in New York City — this morning, he will be participating in the TODAY Show Summer Concert Series and will take the stage this evening at Brooklyn Steel. The festivities continue next week, as Batiste celebrates this exceptional album in Los Angeles at The Fonda on August 23. Batiste has also been sharing his music with audiences around the world this year, with recent performances in Brazil and France as well as two upcoming shows in Japan.
In 2020, Batiste was honored with an Academy Award for Best Original Score for his work on the Disney/Pixar film, SOUL, which he shared with fellow composers, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. The score won him a GRAMMY Award and also garnered him a Golden Globe, a BAFTA, a NAACP Image Award, and a Critic’s Choice Award. Notably, Batiste became the second Black composer in history, following the legendary jazz musician, Herbie Hancock, to win an Academy Award for composition. This summer, Batiste also released his single “Be Who You Are” for the Coke Studio™ program. For more information on Jon Batiste and World Music Radio, visit JonBatiste.com.
Devoted to spreading the joy of music in his community, Batiste recently surprised students at Brooklyn Music School and the Jazz Standard Youth Orchestra, telling them, “If you make something from your heart, somebody out there will feel it.” Batiste was joined by one of the young students on CBS Mornings to discuss World Music Radio and the special surprise.
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