The song is being released as part of Pharrell’s new Time magazine cover package ‘”The New American Revolution.” The special also boasts interviews with Tyler, the Creator, Angela Davis, Geoffrey Canada, Naomi Osaka, and more.
“The intention for a song was all about how tough it is to be an entrepreneur in our country to begin with,” Pharrell, who produced the new song with his Neptunes partner Chad Hugo, said on Thursday. “Especially as someone of color, there’s a lot of systemic disadvantages and purposeful blockages. How can you get a fire started, or even the hope of an ember to start a fire, when you’re starting at disadvantages with regards to health care, education, and representation?”
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