The legendary recording artist held a virtual press conference on Tuesday to announce his new music, marketed and distributed by Republic Records, which is part of Universal Music Group. The move marks a nearly 60-year hiatus from Wonder’s career with Motown.
“Even though I left Motown, I never leave Motown,” said Wonder. “This is Detroit. So I’m sure we can understand how we can do some things at Motown.”
Wonder was only 11 when Motown first signed him a contract in 1961.
“Where Is Our Love Song” features Gary Clark Jr. and “Can’t Put It in The Hands of Fate” features Rapsody, Cordae, Chika and Busta Rhymes.
All proceeds from “Where Is Our Love Song”
“In these times, we are hearing the most touching wake-up signals and cries for this nation and the world, please pay attention to our need for love, peace and unity,” Wonder said of the donation in a statement.
In his remarks on Tuesday, Wonder also encouraged his listeners to vote in next month’s presidential election.
“We can’t put the vote in the hands of fate. The universe is watching us. And for me, we have to vote justice and injustice out. That’s just what time it is. By the way, that’s the vote, from your club to the your status to your citizen – manage it, “he said.