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Terence Blanchard Chats with Billboard

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Wednesday May 27, 2015

For anyone listening to the album, what do you hope they take away from it?

First of all, I just hope that they enjoy the music. I don’t want people to get too serious about it — music is supposed to wash away the dust of everyday life. Hopefully the music can be an escape.

On the other hand, there are things we’re trying to make people think about. I hope that for some people, who are struggling with the issues, it can change some hearts and minds. We’re all in this together, man — we say that on paper, we write it down and say it like that’s supposed to be the way we live. But that’s not actually what we do, and that’s what has to change. Now’s the time to step up to the plate, and put our actions in the same place we put our words.

To read more of the interview by Natalie Weiner in Billboard click here