Happy Birthday to Stevie Wonder, who turns 71 today (May 13th)!!! Last October, Wonder released his first new music in 15 years. “Where Is Our Love Song” was a tune he began writing way back in 1968; and the second track — “Can't Put It In The Hands Of Fate” — features Busta Rhymes and Rapsody alongside backing vocals from five of his nine children. Rolling Stone reported at the time, “Proceeds from the song’s sales will benefit Feeding America, which, Wonder says, has requested $1 billion in donations to help families in need around the country.” The tracks were issued under Wonder's own Republic Records, marking his first break from Motown in nearly 60 years.
Last June, Wonder posted a video on social media, titled “The Universe Is Watching” in which he spoke at length on race relations in the country and how America can move beyond what he believes is Donald Trump's overt race baiting and prejudice.
Wonder quoted from his 1973 Innervisions classic “Visions,” reciting “I'm not one who makes believe/ I know that leaves are green/ They only turn to brown/ When autumn comes around/ I know just what I say/ Today's not yesterday/ And all things have an ending.”