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Robert Glasper, Common & Lianne La Havas Come Together To Bear ‘The Cross’

The Netflix original film Burning Sands wasn't released without controversy. The film, which focuses on the hot topic of hazing in black fraternities and sororities, was met with an uproar from black greek letter organizations when it was revealed what the film would be depicting. As well, its graphic portrayal of those instances has left some feeling a bit shocked and awed and in need of a respite. Perhaps that's why it features a soothing song to close everything out. That song, "The Cross," is a collaboration between Robert Glasper, Lianne La Havas and Common, and Robert just released the track on SoundCloud for all to enjoy.

Led by Robert Glasper's meditative piano, we're introduced to the song's heartening chorus ("I'll go through the fire / I'll go through the fire for you / It don't even matter / What it requires / I'll go through the fire for you) by Lianne before we get a full verse from our man Com, who calls on the Lord while speaking on dealing with the trials and tribulations of life. However, while the song is about overcoming one's struggles, the tone remains relaxing, mainly due to Robert's playing and the infusion of jazzy flourishes like muted trumpet and brushed snare that evokes a quiet calm throughout the proceedings.

If you were wondering what the song was or just wanted to hear the tranquil track in full, you can stream "The Cross" right here. And if you haven't already, be sure to check out the thought-provoking Burning Sands, which is available to stream on Netflix now.


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