Grammy-winning vocalist Gregory Porter has shared the video of his efficiency of “America The Lovely,” which he sang as a part of final evening’s (Thursday) reside broadcast send-off to NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover.
As reported, Porter sang from his house in California through the launch of the mission, turning into the primary artist to be invited by NASA to carry out for a Mars launch. His rendition of “America The Lovely” is launched as a standalone monitor right now, on all digital platforms.
The patriotic anthem was written within the late 19th century by, individually, Samuel A. Ward and Katharine Lee Bates. Of the numerous interpretations, Porter based mostly his on the one by Ray Charles, which went on to be inducted into the Grammy Corridor of Fame.
Porter’s launch is complemented by his present single “Concorde,” for which the area travel-inspired video has Porter kitted out as an astronaut. That clip additionally options his music Demyan, and the music can be on his new album All Rise, which after its earlier delayed launch from the spring, is out on August 28. Final evening, through the broadcast, he tweeted: “Unbelievable to look at the @NASAPersevere launch simply now! It has added a brand new that means to ‘Concorde’ for me.”
“Particular second in area historical past”
“It’s a privilege to a part of this particular second in area historical past,” mentioned Porter in an announcement. “Although I’m at house, I really feel related with everybody world wide, watching this nice rocket lift-off. It has been a pleasure to work with NASA and sing for this extraordinary Mars mission launch.”
All Rise would be the Grammy-winning singer’s sixth studio launch and, after his Nat King Cole & Me tribute of 2017, sees the native of Sacramento, California resuming his personal songwriting id. The album will even embrace earlier singles equivalent to “Revival” and “If Love Is Overrated.”
All Rise is out on August 28 and could be pre-ordered right here.