Atlantic RecordsCeeLo Green has released a brand new song called “Robin Williams,” the lead offering from his upcoming album, Heart Blanche.
The song pays tribute to the late comedian Robin Williams, who died last August at age 63. “I’m afraid of not being able to laugh anymore,” CeeLo sings, “We don’t know what the next man’s going through/Wish I could say it in a plainer way/Life reminds me of Robin Williams/ We’ve got to laugh the pain away.”
CeeLo expalins the signifcance of the song. “‘Robin Williams’ is a homage to our humanity,” says CeeLo in a statement, “centered around the strength it takes to smile in the face of adversity.”
The video accompanying the single was created in partnership with technology company Interlude and allows users to watch as the single’s lyrics are typed into the Google search bar while simultaneously letting them click seamlessly between Google, Google Images, Google Shopping, and Google Videos.
Heart Blanche, which marks the singer’s first album in nearly five years, arrives worldwide November 13. The set serves as the follow-up to 2010’s The Lady Killer.
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